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Definition of edge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they edge
    he / she / it edges
    past simple edged
    -ing form edging
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to move or to move something slowly and carefully in a particular direction + adv./prep. She edged a little closer to me. I edged nervously past the dog. edge something + adv./prep. Emily edged her chair forward.
  2. 2[transitive, usually passive] edge something (with/in something) to put something around the edge of something The handkerchief is edged with lace.
  3. 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. to increase or decrease slightly Prices edged up 2% in 2010.
  4. Phrasal Verbsedge somebody/somethingout (of something)
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