Brink n. The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; as, the brink of a chasm. Also Fig. “The brink of vice.” --Bp. Porteus. “The brink of ruin.” --Burke.
The plashy brink of weedy lake. --Bryant.
n 1: a region marking a boundary [syn: threshold, verge]
2: the edge of a steep place
3: the limit beyond which something happens or changes; "on the
verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy" [syn: verge]