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noun edge pronunciation in American English /edʒ/ 
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singularedge
pluraledges
  1. 1
    [countable] the part of something that is farthest from its center

    Bring the two edges together and fasten them securely.

    edge of:

    A new mall is to be built on the edge of town.

    Victoria was sitting on the edge of the bed.

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  2. 2
    [countable] the sharp side of a blade or tool that is used for cutting things

    the knife's edge

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  3. 3
    [singular] an advantage that makes someone or something more successful than other people or things
    give someone/something an/the edge over someone/something:

    Training can give you the edge over your competitors.

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  4. 4
    [singular] a strange quality that something such as a piece of music or a book has that makes it interesting or exciting

    There is an edge to his new album that wasn't there in the last one.

  5. 5
    [singular] a quality in the way that someone speaks that shows they are becoming angry or upset
    edge to/in:

    Had she imagined the slight edge in his voice?

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