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verb [transitive] border pronunciation in British English /ˈbɔː(r)də(r)/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyborder
he/she/itborders
present participlebordering
past tensebordered
past participlebordered
  1. 1
    to form a line along the edge of something

    The canal is bordered by poplar trees.

    the wide avenue that borders the park

  2. 2

    border

    or

    border on

    to be next to another country or region

    Jordan holds a key position, bordering both Israel and Iraq.

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