The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; as, the brink of a chasm. Also used figuratively. (noun)
Examples of word brink
Kevin Nolan double puts Newcastle on the title brink
The only way we will move away from this brink is one step at at time …
The only way we will move away from this brink is one step at at time, and no amount of wishful thinking is going to change that.
Bahrain’s foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Khalifa, justified the deadly crackdown saying it was necessary because demonstrators were pushing the country to what he characterized as the "brink of a sectarian abyss."
The story of how AIG was pulled back from the brink is a tale of trial and error, of a determined but sometimes precarious effort to find an exit from the most momentous of all Wall Street bailouts.