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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Words

  1. brinknoun

    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. Mitch McConnell:

    I would advise President Trump: 'Don't worry about them sticking that label on you. Congress owns the government shutdown brand,' there's no incentive, frankly, for either side to go to the brink.

  2. Nobel Committee:

    The quartet was formed in the summer of 2013 when the democratization process was in danger of collapsing as a result of political assassinations and widespread social unrest, it established an alternative, peaceful political process at a time when the country was on the brink of civil war. It was thus instrumental in enabling Tunisia, in the space of a few years, to establish a constitutional system of government guaranteeing fundamental rights for the entire population, irrespective of gender, political conviction or religious belief.

  3. Marine Staff Sgt. James Carey:

    James does a lot for me and all the other Marines who've been involved with his running, to see where he started from, on the brink of being dead, to now, after all the work he's done, that does a lot more for us than I think we do for him.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A woman who remains connected with her mother via a communication link to convey on a daily or a weekly basis the things about her in-laws members as what they eat, drink and think; normally likes the man of the house to act like a weak mouse before her & so naturally always keeps her married life on the brink of the failure.

  5. Anindya Hajra:

    The ritual seeking of alms is now seen as begging, it criminalizes and pushes an already vulnerable community to its very brink.


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