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edge

US [edʒ]
UK [edʒ]
  • n.边缘;边沿;刀刃;利刃
  • v.渐渐移动;给…加边;略为增加(或减少)
  • Web棱;优势;艾吉
Plural Form:edges  Present Participle:edging  Past Tense:edged  
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n.
1.
[c]
边;边缘;边线;边沿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.
他站在悬崖边上。
a big house on/at the edge of town
城边的一栋大房子
Don't put that glass so near the edge of the table.
别把那只玻璃杯放在离桌边太近的地方。
I sat down at the water's edge.
我在水边坐了下来。
Stand the coin on its edge.
让硬币竖起来。
2.
[c]
刀口;刀刃;利刃the sharp part of a blade, knife or sword that is used for cutting
Be careful─it has a sharp edge.
小心点,这刀刃很锋利。
3.
[sing]
(尤指灾难的)边缘the point at which sth, especially sth bad, may begin to happen
They had brought the country to the edge of disaster.
他们使国家濒临灾难。
4.
[sing]
(微弱的)优势a slight advantage over sb/sth
The company needs to improve its competitive edge .
公司需要提高它的竞争力。
They have the edge on us.
他们略胜我们一筹。
5.
[sing]
锐利;敏锐;尖锐a strong, often exciting, quality
Her show now has a hard political edge to it.
她现在的表演具有强烈的政治性。
6.
[sing]
尖刻的声调;愤怒的语气a sharp tone of voice, often showing anger
He did his best to remain calm, but there was a distinct edge to his voice.
尽管他竭力保持镇静,话音里仍明显带有怒气。
7.
有…边的;有…棱的;有…锋的having the type of edge or edges mentioned
a lace-edged handkerchief
有网眼花边的手绢
IDM
be on edge
紧张不安;激动;烦躁to be nervous, excited or bad-tempered
The game had the crowd on the edge of their seats.
这场比赛使观众兴奋不已。
on the edge of your seat
异常兴奋;极为激动;有浓厚兴趣very excited and giving your full attention to sth
The game had the crowd on the edge of their seats.
这场比赛使观众兴奋不已。
The sandwich took the edge off my appetite.
这份三明治使我食欲大减。
take the edge off sth
减弱;使变钝;挫伤…的锐气to make sth less strong, less bad, etc.
The sandwich took the edge off my appetite.
这份三明治使我食欲大减。
v.
1.
[i][t]
(使)徐徐移动,渐渐移动to move or to move sth slowly and carefully in a particular direction
She edged a little closer to me.
她慢慢地向我靠近了一些。
I edged nervously past the dog.
我紧张地从狗旁边慢慢走过去。
Emily edged her chair forward.
埃米莉把椅子慢慢地向前挪动。
2.
[t][usupass]
~ sth (with/in sth)
给…加边to put sth around the edge of sth
The handkerchief is edged with lace.
这条手绢镶着网眼花边。
3.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
略为增加(或减少)to increase or decrease slightly
Prices edged up 2% in the year to December.
到十二月为止的年度价格上涨了 2%。

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