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brink / bringk/ • n. an extreme edge of land before a steep or vertical slope: the brink of the cliffs. ∎  a margin or bank of a body of water: the brink of the pond. ∎  a point at which something, typically an unwelcome or disastrous event, is about to happen: a hapless dictator teetering on the brink. PHRASES: on the brink of about to experience something, typically a disastrous or unwelcome event: the country was on the brink of a constitutional crisis.

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brink XIII. ME. also brenk — ON. *brenkōn, corr. to MLG. brink edge of a field, (brow of ) a hill (whence G. brink hill), MDu. brinc (Du. brink grassland), of unkn. orig.

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brinkankh, bank, blank, clank, crank, dank, drank, embank, flank, franc, frank, hank, lank, outflank, outrank, Planck, plank, point-blank, prank, rank, sank, shank, shrank, spank, stank, swank, tank, thank, wank, yank •sandbank • piggy bank • mountebank •fog bank • mudbank • Bundesbank •databank • riverbank • Burbank •greenshank • sheepshank •scrimshank • Cruikshank •think tank • Franck • Eysenck •bethink, blink, brink, chink, cinque, clink, dink, drink, fink, Frink, gink, ink, interlink, jink, kink, link, mink, pink, plink, prink, rink, shrink, sink, skink, slink, stink, sync, think, wink, zinc •rinky-dink • Humperdinck • iceblink •cufflink • bobolink • Maeterlinck •lip-sync • countersink • doublethink •kiddiewink •tiddlywink (US tiddledywink) •hoodwink

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