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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.5 / 2 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brink, threshold, vergenoun

    a region marking a boundary

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

  2. brinknoun

    the edge of a steep place

    Synonyms:
    verge, threshold

  3. verge, brinknoun

    the limit beyond which something happens or changes

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

    Synonyms:
    wand, threshold, sceptre, scepter, verge

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  1. brinknoun

    Synonyms:
    edge, border, margin, verge, brow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. brinknoun

    Synonyms:
    edge, border, verge

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Alexandre Antonelli:

    Unless urgent action is taken now, we may be on the brink of losing the world's largest and most biodiverse rainforest, which has evolved for at least 58 million years and sustains the lives of tens of millions of people.

  2. Mark Mullins:

    We had over 3,200 positive cases, had to shut down one school and were on the brink of having shut down others.

  3. Mario Moscatelli:

    That's the kind of thing our authorities are telling the population, when the reality is that we are on the brink of a huge disaster.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    I hope we pull back from the brink here because these tariffs will not be good for the economy, and I worry that it will slow, if not impeded significantly, the progress we were making economically for the country.

  5. Angel Urena:

    When Republicans controlled the White House, their trickle-down approach drove our economy to the brink of a collapse, after President Obama was elected, Republicans made it their number one goal to block him at every turn. That unprecedented obstruction these last eight years is their legacy, and the American people should reject it by electing Hillary Clinton to build on President Obama's success so we can all grow and succeed together.


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