Meaning: to be close to reaching a certain state or conditionSynonym: border on
- verge on sth The senior students' hazing rituals for new college students were so cruel that they were verging on torture.
- verge on sth Even as a child, Glenn Gould had a talent for playing the piano that verged on genius.
Charlie says the president's actions in the Middle East were verging on criminal. He thinks they were