verge on (third-person singular simple present verges on, present participle verging on, simple past and past participle verged on)
- (transitive, idiomatic) To approach or come close to something; to border or be on the edge of something.
- Bungee jumping verges on the insane, if you ask me.
- 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, Chapter XVIII
- It was verging on dusk, and the clock had already given warning of the hour to dress for dinner, when little Adèle, who knelt by me in the drawing-room window-seat, suddenly exclaimed...
To approach or come close to something; to border or be on the edge of something