- 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[transitive, usually passive] edge something (with/in something) to put something around the edge of something The handkerchief is edged with lace.
- 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. to increase or decrease slightly Prices edged up 2% in the year to December. Word Origin Old English ecg ‘sharpened side of a blade’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch egge and German Ecke, also to Old Norse eggja
BrE BrE//edʒ//; NAmE NAmE//edʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they edge
BrE BrE//edʒ//; NAmE NAmE//edʒ//he / she / it edges
BrE BrE//ˈedʒɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈedʒɪz//past simple edged
BrE BrE//edʒd//; NAmE NAmE//edʒd//past participle edged
BrE BrE//edʒd//; NAmE NAmE//edʒd//-ing form edging
BrE BrE//ˈedʒɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈedʒɪŋ//