Tell and Verge


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Verge and tell are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Verge" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell


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Verge verb – Border on; come close to.
Tell and verge are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Verge".
Nearby Words: verged, verging, verger
Synonyms for Verge

Common collocations

people tell people verge people

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  • Jury Duty However the jury were on the verge of declaring a hung jury when Phoebe indicated she wouldn't vote to convict, then when she starts talking about magic the other jurors threatened to simply tell the judge she was insane so they could call in an alternate juror rather than declare a hung jury.
    Source: Jury Duty
  • Time will tell if this will stay the same now that Violet broke up with him (when he was on the verge of proposing, no less).
    Source: Yoko Oh No
  • Torg's wondering at the changenote it's not like she's going to tell him, she has to do her own part in making things difficult by being a gender stereotype and then seems on the verge of figuring out the reason — but what he actually came up with is that it must be her time of the month.
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Verge and Tell. (2016). Retrieved 2020, October 29, from
Tell & Verge. N.p., 2016. Web. 29 Oct. 2020. <>.
Verge or Tell. 2016. Accessed October 29, 2020.

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