edge - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleedging
past tenseedged
past participleedged
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to move somewhere slowly, carefully, and with small movements, or to make something do this
    edge towards/away/along etc:

    I looked over and saw Michael edging towards the door.

    She edged the car out into the street.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] mainly journalism if a number or price edges higher or lower, it moves up or down a little at a time
    edge up/higher/down/lower:

    Food prices edged up by 0.2 per cent in November.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to form the edge of something, or to put something round the edge of another thing

    A breeze shook the tall trees that edged the garden.

phrasal verbs