Definition of fringe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fringe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//frɪndʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//frɪndʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fringe
BrE BrE//frɪndʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//frɪndʒ//
 
he / she / it fringes
BrE BrE//ˈfrɪndʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfrɪndʒɪz//
 
past simple fringed
BrE BrE//frɪndʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//frɪndʒd//
 
past participle fringed
BrE BrE//frɪndʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//frɪndʒd//
 
-ing form fringing
BrE BrE//ˈfrɪndʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfrɪndʒɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] fringe something to form a border around something The beach was fringed by coconut palms. Her eyes were grey, fringed by long dark lashes. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French frenge, based on late Latin fimbria, earlier a plural noun meaning ‘fibres, shreds’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fringe