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1fringe/ˈfrɪnʤ/noun
pluralfringes
1fringe
/ˈfrɪnʤ/
noun
pluralfringes
Learner's definition of FRINGE  
[count]  : a border made of hanging threads used to decorate the edge of something (such as clothing, rugs, and curtains)
[count]  : a narrow area along the edge of something — often plural
[singular]  : an area of activity that is related to but not part of whatever is central or most widely accepted : a group of people with extreme views or unpopular opinions — often used before another noun
— see also lunatic fringe
[count]British  : the front section of hair cut short and worn over the forehead : bangs — usually singular

on the fringe(s)

: on the outer edge of something — often used figuratively
2fringe/ˈfrɪnʤ/verb
fringesfringedfringing
2fringe
/ˈfrɪnʤ/
verb
fringesfringedfringing
Learner's definition of FRINGE  
[+ object]
: to decorate (something) with a fringe
: to go along or around (something)
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