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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brink, threshold, verge(noun)

    a region marking a boundary

    Synonyms:
    verge, doorsill, doorstep, scepter, doorway, wand, limen, sceptre, threshold, room access, door

  2. brink(noun)

    the edge of a steep place

    Synonyms:
    verge, threshold

  3. verge, brink(noun)

    the limit beyond which something happens or changes

    "on the verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy"

    Synonyms:
    wand, threshold, sceptre, scepter, verge

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. brink

    Bank is a general term for the land along the edge of a water course; it may also denote a raised portion of the bed of a river, lake, or ocean; as, the Banks of Newfoundland. A beach is a strip or expanse of incoherent wave-worn sand, which is often pebbly or full of boulders; we speak of the beach of a lake or ocean; a beach is sometimes found in the bend of a river. Strand is a more poetic term for a wave-washed shore, especially as a place for landing or embarking; as, the keel grates on the strand. The whole line of a country or continent that borders the sea is a coast. Shore is any land, whether cliff, or sand, or marsh, bordering water. We do not speak of the coast of a river, nor of the banks of the ocean, tho there may be banks by or under the sea. Edge is the line where land and water meet; as, the water's edge. Brink is the place from which one may fall; as, the river's brink; the brink of a precipice; the brink of ruin.

    Synonyms:
    bank, beach, border, bound, brim, coast, edge, marge, margin, rim, shore, strand

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brink(n.)

    Synonyms:
    edge, border, margin, verge, brow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. brink(n)

    Synonyms:
    edge, border, verge

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "brink":

    verge, rand, edge, abyss, precipice, threshold, eve, fringe, rob, periphery

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How to use brink in a sentence?

  1. Ivan Kasyanov:

    The end is near, the country is at the brink of going down, that's why I'm saying that people will take to the streets demanding a change of the situation ... 2015 is a very important year, I would say it may be a historic year.

  2. Pope Francis:

    We are on the brink. We are on the brink of a suicide, to use a strong word, and I am sure that most of those at the COP have this conscience, and want to do something.

  3. Jonathan Ball:

    The fact that only one of 50 contacts of the initial monkeypox-infected patient has been infected shows how poorly infectious the virus is, it is wrong to think that we are on the brink of a nationwide outbreak.

  4. Miles Gamble:

    Our generation particularly are not worried enough, we have been a generation that has literally been on the brink of the end of the world for like now, arguably 20 years.

  5. Mr Hawking:

    We are close to the tipping point, where global warming becomes irreversible, trump’s action could push the earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of 250C, and raining sulfuric acid.

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