beirar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From beira +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bei‧rar

Verb[edit]

beirar (first-person singular present indicative beiro, past participle beirado)

  1. (transitive) to border; to skirt (to be on the edge of something)
    O prédio beira o parque municipal.
    The building borders the city park.
    Synonyms: ladear, margear
  2. (transitive) to border on (to be almost like)
    Seus comentários beiram insultos.
    Your comments border on insults.
  3. (transitive) to be almost; to be nearly
    O custo do projeto beirava um bilhão de reais.
    The project’s cost was almost a billion reais.

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