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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyborder on
he/she/itborders on
present participlebordering on
past tensebordered on
past participlebordered on

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    border on something to be very near to a particular quality, feeling, state etc

    a feeling of mistrust bordering on hatred

  2. 2
    border on something same as border2 (sense 2)
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