Brown admitted students from 80 different countries, with China edging out Canada as the largest source.
In Iraq, Tehran was our silent partner, working to break an ISIS siege and edging out Maliki.
“Destination living” communities—complete with swimming pools, shops, and cafés on site—are edging out stodgy starter homes.
Later that fall, Michel landed the top job at the Daily News, edging out Louise Story, now a reporter with The New York Times.
It looked as if he were edging out from under—or maybe he really believed that.
Boone, after his marriage, and after his edging out westward toward the head of the Yadkin, lived much as he had done before.
Steve, profiting by Miller's advice, kept his gaze fixed on the face of the opposing end who was edging out into the field.
But little Mr. Justice Sawrey, edging out of the group officiously, set spurs to his own horse and trotted after him.
Meanwhile Mac had fastened the handkerchief of his mistress on the end of a switch he had picked up and was edging out of range.
edging out of the door, Penny pretended not to hear the latter remark.
Old English ecg "corner, edge, point," also "sword" (cf. ecgplega, literally "edge play," ecghete, literally "edge hate," both used poetically for "battle"), from Proto-Germanic *agjo (cf. Old Frisian egg "edge;" Old Saxon eggia "point, edge;" Middle Dutch egghe, Dutch eg; Old Norse egg, see egg (v.); Old High German ecka, German Eck "corner"), from PIE root *ak- "sharp, pointed" (cf. Sanskrit asrih "edge," Latin acies, Greek akis "point;" see acrid).
Spelling development of Old English -cg to Middle English -gg to Modern English -dge represents a widespread shift in pronunciation. To get the edge on (someone) is U.S. colloquial, first recorded 1911. Edge city is from Joel Garreau's 1992 book of that name. Razor's edge as a perilous narrow path translates Greek epi xyrou akmes. To have (one's) teeth on edge is from late 14c., though "It is not quite clear what is the precise notion originally expressed in this phrase" [OED].
late 13c., "to give an edge to" (implied in past participle egged), from edge (n.). Meaning "to move edgeways (with the edge toward the spectator), advance slowly" is from 1620s, originally nautical. Meaning "to defeat by a narrow margin" is from 1953. The meaning "urge on, incite" (16c.) often must be a mistake for egg (v.). Related: Edged; edging.
have an edge on, have an edge on someone