English - Vietnamese Dictionary
edge /edʤ/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- lưỡi, cạnh sắc (dao...); tính sắc
- knife has no edge: dao này không sắc
- bờ, gờ, cạnh (hố sâu...); rìa, lề (rừng, cuốn sách...)
- (nghĩa bóng) tình trạng nguy khốn; lúc gay go, lúc lao đao
- dễ cáu
- to have the edge on somebody: (từ lóng) ở thế lợi hơn ai
- to set someone's teeth on edge
- làm cho ai bực mình; làm cho ai gai người; làm cho ai ghê tởm
- to take the edge off one's appetite
- to take the edge off someone's argument
- làm cho lý lẽ của ai mất sắc cạnh
- ngoại động từ
- viền (áo...); làm bờ cho, làm gờ cho, làm cạnh cho
- xen (cái gì, câu...) vào, len (mình...) vào; dịch dần vào
- to edge one's way into a job: len lỏi vào một công việc gì
+the boundary of a surface
+a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
+a line determining the limits of an area
+the attribute of urgency
+a slight competitive advantage
+a strip near the boundary of an object
+advance slowly, as if by inches
+provide with a border or edge
+lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
+provide with an edge
Advanced English Dictionary
1 brink, verge, border, side, rim, lip, brim; fringe, margin, boundary, bound, limit, bourn, perimeter, periphery:
I was hanging on to the very edge of the cliff. The edge of the handkerchief was trimmed with lace.
2 acuteness, sharpness, keenness:
That hunting knife has quite an edge.
3 harshness, sharpness, acrimony, pungency, force, urgency, effectiveness, incisiveness, causticity, virulence, vehemence:
There was an edge to her voice when she told me not to bother her.
4 advantage, head start, superiority, lead, upper hand:
You're holding the gun, so I guess you have the edge on me.
5 on edge. on tenterhooks, nervous, touchy, sensitive, prickly, itchy, tense, irascible, crabbed, irritable, peevish, apprehensive, with one's heart in one's mouth, edgy, anxious, ill at ease, restive, restless, fidgety, Colloq uptight, like a cat on a hot tin roof:
She was on edge waiting for the exam results.
6 inch, move, sidle, crawl, creep, steal, worm, work (one's way):
The burglar was edging along the wall, 30 storeys above the street.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [C] the outside limit of an object, a surface or an area; the part furthest from the centre: He stood on the edge of the cliff. + a big house on / at the edge of town + Don't put that glass so near the edge of the table. + I sat down at the water's edge. + Stand the coin on its edge. + She tore the page out roughly, leaving a ragged edge in the book.
See also - LEADING EDGE
2 [C] the sharp part of a blade, knife or SWORD that is used for cutting: Be careful-it has a sharp edge.
See also - KNIFE-EDGE
3 (usually the edge) [sing.] the point at which sth, especially sth bad, may begin to happen
Synonym: BRINK, VERGE
They had brought the country to the edge of disaster.
See also - CUTTING EDGE
4 [sing.] ~ (on / over sb/sth) a slight advantage over sb/sth: The company needs to improve its competitive edge. + They have the edge on us.
5 [sing.] a strong, often exciting, quality: Her show now has a hard political edge to it.
6 [sing.] a sharp tone of voice, often showing anger: He did his best to remain calm, but there was a distinct edge to his voice.
7 (-edged) (in adjectives) having the type of edge or edges mentioned: a lace-edged handkerchief
See also - GILT-EDGED
Idioms: be on edge to be nervous, excited or bad-tempered
on the edge of your seat very excited and giving your full attention to sth: The game had the crowd on the edge of their seats. + I was on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what happened next.
take the edge off sth to make sth less strong, less bad, etc: The sandwich took the edge off my appetite. + I took an aspirin to take the edge off the pain. + A squeeze of lemon takes the edge off the sweetness.
more at FRAY v., RAZOR, ROUGH adj., TEETER, TOOTH
1 [+adv./prep.] to move or to move sth slowly and carefully in a particular direction: [V] She edged a little closer to me. + I edged nervously past the dog. + [VN] Emily edged her chair forward.
2 [VN] [usually passive] ~ sth (with / in sth) to put sth around the edge of sth: The handkerchief is edged with lace.
3 [V +adv./prep.] to increase or decrease slightly: Prices edged up 2% in the year to December.
Phrasal Verbs: edge sb/sth<->out (of sth) to move sb from their position or job gradually, especially when they are not fully aware of what is happening: She was edged out of the company by the new director.
1 place where sth ends
the top edge of the picture frame
| bottom, lower | inner, inside | outer, outside | front | northern, southern, etc. | very
Erosion has left the house perched on the very edge of the cliff.
| cliff, water's
A row of boats was beached at the water's edge.
VERB + EDGE
We had reached the edge of the map and didn't know which way to go.
The road skirts the western edge of the forest.
along the ~, around/round the ~
Smoke was making its way around the edges of the door.
| at the ~
Soon we were at the edge of the woods.
| on the ~
She sat on the edge of her bed.
| over the ~
The car rolled over the edge of the cliff.
right on the edge
They live right on the edge of town.
2 sharp side of sth
sharp | cutting | serrated
a knife with a serrated edge
| jagged, ragged, rough | smooth | blunt
VERB + EDGE
competitive | slight | decided
VERB + EDGE
give sb/sth | gain, have
to gain a competitive edge over rival suppliers
The intensive training she had done gave her the edge over the other runners.
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