border on


    Definition of border on in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGborders onPRbordering onPT, PPbordered on
    1. VI To be almost like some other thing.
      1. His behaviour borders on insanity.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • A curious instance of perversion in religio-sexual feeling, bordering on zooerastia, is the case of St. Veronica.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Phrases
      • Phrasal verbs
        • Phrasal verbs with particle (on)
      • Verbs
        • Phrasal verbs
          • Phrasal verbs with particle (on)
          • Intransitive verbs

        Other Vocabulary

        Look-Alike Words
        1. en borders on
        2. fr borderons
        3. fr borderont
        4. fr borderions
        5. en borderline
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        Meaning of border on for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this idiom "border on" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasal verb. It's also a verb, more specifically, a phrasal verb and an intransitive verb.
        Definiteness: Level 1
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