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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 ★★½ 1998

Andy Brinker leads of group of in line skaters who are dedicated to the sport. But Andy also needs money to help out his family and when a rival team offers him cash to join them on the circuit, Andy's forced into a hard choice. 88m/C VHS . Christina Vidal, Erik von Detten, Patrick Levis, Asher Gold, Sam Horrigan; D: Greg Beeman. CABLE

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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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