[+object] bord m
→ He banged his knee against the edge of the chair.
[+water] bord m
→ She was standing at the water's edge.
[+town] abords mpl
→ It's right on the edge of town.
to be on the edge of one's seat, to be on the edge of one's chair
(=enthralled) être captivé (e)
to have rough edges
[person] avoir des petits défauts
[performance] ne pas être tout à fait au point
to take the edge off sth
(=make less intense) atténuer qch
[+blade, knife, sword] tranchant m , fil m
→ the sharp edge of the sword
to have the edge avoir l'avantage
→ Both contestants are world-class, but I think Peterson has the edge.
to have the edge on l'emporter (de justesse) sur, être légèrement meilleur que
to give sb the edge over sb donner à qn l'avantage sur qn
→ The three days France have to prepare could give them the edge over England.
to be on edge
[person] être énervé (e)
→ I was constantly on edge.
[nerves] être à vif
→ My nerves were constantly on edge.
(=move gradually) to edge closer to sth se rapprocher doucement de qch → He edged closer to the telephone.
(=cutting edge) avant-garde f
→ McNally has spent 17 years at the bleeding edge of computing.
[technology] de pointe
→ ... an RAF facility with bleeding-edge electronics and communications systems.
(fig) avant-garde f
on the cutting edge of, at the cutting edge of à la pointe de
[technology, research] de pointe
→ the men and women doing the cutting-edge research dealing with GM foods
[design, fashion] avant-gardiste
→ Stockholm's reputation for cutting-edge design
vi s'éloigner furtivement
to edge away from s'éloigner furtivement de
→ He edged away from the thugs.
vi avancer petit à petit
→ The crowd started edging forward towards the stage.
(=narrowly defeat) battre de peu
→ In the second race, France edged out the British team by less than a second.
to edge sb out of the winning position l'emporter de peu sur qn
→ McGregor's effort was enough to edge Johnson out of top spot.
vt fus passer (en se faufilant) à côté de
→ There were lots of people on the stairs, but we managed to edge past them.
→ The young man edged past the stewardess serving drinks
knife edge , knife-edge
to be on a knife edge
[company, situation] être sur le fil du rasoir
→ labour relations were often on a knife edge
[match] rester indécis
→ The game was on a knife-edge all the way to the end
[tense person] avoir les nerfs à vif
→ Everyone was tense and on a knife-edge
World peace is on a knife edge. La paix du monde est sur le fil du rasoir.
[vote, election, situation] sur le fil du rasoir
adj de pointe
→ ... leading-edge technology.
to be at the leading edge of sth être à la pointe de qch
→ I think Israel tends to be at the leading edge of technological development.