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Brink / brɪŋk/

Noun 名詞

Brink 是在邊緣的意思。

例句:Extreme stress had driven him to the brink of a nervous breakdown.

意思是極度的壓力讓他臨近瘋癫的邊緣

Scientists are on the brink of (= extremely close to) a major new discovery.

科學家們正在臨近一項主要的新發現的邊緣。

這個邊緣是無形的,是從一個現象跳往另一個境界。我們經常用的時候都會是整個片語:

On the brink of

美國有線身聞CNN 大字標題:

Zimbabwe on the brink

就是指津巴布韋的不穩定,正在瀕臨動盪的邊緣。人民走到街上,要求總統下台。

我們經常說某些動物瀕臨絕種,英語的用法便是:

On the brink of extinction

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