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Hundreds of companies have already gone bankrupt and countries pushed to the brink of collapse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In early 2009 he was on the brink of bankruptcy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With the party on the brink of civil war, that assessment is perhaps too optimistic. The Sun (2016)With the country on the brink of economic collapse, the protests have become bigger and more frequent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The residents of eastern Aleppo endured another day of fear and uncertainty yesterday after a fragile evacuation deal teetered on the brink of collapse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The real threat is to the country's already overstretched banks, some of which are teetering on the brink of collapse. The Sun (2016)In the final game they gave up a 5-1 lead and seemed on the brink of collapse when rain temporarily stopped play, allowing them to regroup. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have taken it back from the brink of bankruptcy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The alternative is acute embarrassment and a sport on the brink of disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are on the brink of something truly special in our country. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Road accidents and loss of habitat have pushed the wildcat to the brink of extinction. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The country also stands on the brink of war. The Sun (2012)The economy was on the brink of collapse. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They stood on the brink of bankruptcy and all ideas for regeneration were welcome. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)Does this hyperactivity mean that the world economy is on the brink of catastrophe? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The question is whether we are on the brink of something bigger. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Now they are on the brink of extinction. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Instead he constantly found himself on the brink of bankruptcy. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)It rescued the club from the brink of disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The figures also show we are on the brink of something unusual. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Its population is so small that forecasts put it on the brink of extinction. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They perceived him as an obstacle to their aggressive policies leading to the brink of war and beyond. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)In parts of the country, the ecosystem is on the brink of collapse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We can't have a party on the brink of civil war running the country. The Sun (2010)Many experts had warned for years that New Orleans was teetering on the brink of catastrophe. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'brink'
British English: brink NOUN
If you are on the brink of something important, terrible, or exciting, you are just about to do it or experience it.
Their economy is teetering on the brink of collapse.
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