What is the difference between Verge and Barge?
What is the difference between Verge and Barge? :
Verge : (verb)
( 1 ) At or close to the point where something new begins or takes place People are living in the verge of starvation.
The two countries were on the verge of war.
His financial distress brought him to the verge of tears.
VERGE ON : (verb)
( 1 ) Verge upon something
This phrase means be very close to or similar to something.
Be approaching something.
Such ideas verge on foolishness.
I had a feeling of distrust verging on panic.
Do not take direct action verging on violence.
( 2 ) Be very close or similar to something – be approaching something
This is a situation verging on the ridiculous.
As she is verging on 85 now, she needs constant attention.
Verge : (noun)
( 1 ) Edge or border
Sita is on the verge of tears.
( 2 ) Grass edging along a path or round a flower-bed
We began walking together along the grass verge.
Barge : (noun)
( 1 ) Large flat-bottomed boat for carrying goods and people on rivers, canals, and so on
I never traveled on a barge.
( 2 ) Large ornamental rowing-boat for ceremonial occasion
Does he know how to row a barge?
Barge : (verb)
( 1 ) Rush or lump heavily or clumsily
Stop barging into people.
She barged past me in the crowd.
( 2 ) Enter or interrupt someone rudely or clumsily
I tried to stop him coming through the door but he just barged in.
He always barges into others conversation.