Verge Verge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Verged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Verging}.] [L. vergere to bend, turn, incline; cf. Skr. v?j to turn.] 1. To border upon; to tend; to incline; to come near; to approach. [1913 Webster]

2. To tend downward; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north. [1913 Webster]

Our soul, from original instinct, vergeth towards him as its center. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

I find myself verging to that period of life which is to be labor and sorrow. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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