Meaning of brink

brink

Pronunciation: (bringk), [key]
— n.
  1. the edge or margin of a steep place or of land bordering water.
  2. any extreme edge; verge.
  3. a crucial or critical point, esp. of a situation or state beyond which success or catastrophe occurs: We were on the brink of war.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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