Translation of "be on the verge of" to German

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Dictionary translations for "be on the verge of"

be on the verge of verb
am Rande sein
My father's company is on the verge of bankruptcy.
Die Firma meines Vaters ist am Rande des Bankrotts.
kurz davor sein
She was on the verge of killing herself.
Sie war kurz davor sich selbst zu töten.

Contexts with "be on the verge of"

My father's company is on the verge of bankruptcy. Die Firma meines Vaters ist am Rande des Bankrotts.
She was on the verge of killing herself. Sie war kurz davor sich selbst zu töten.
Some wild animals are on the verge of extinction. Einige Wildtiere sind vom Aussterben bedroht.
Tom and Mary were on the verge of diving, off the left edge of the sentence, in the infinite corpus, when they spotted underneath a shoal of hungry contributors, teeth out, ready to jump on them and shred their mistakes down to the last one. Tom und Mary schickten sich gerade an, vom linken Rand des Satzes in die Unendlichkeit des Korpus abzutauchen, als sie unten einen Schwarm hungriger, zähnefletschender Mitarbeiter erblickten, die nur darauf warteten, sich auf sie zu stürzen und ihre Fehler bis aufs Letzte zu zerreißen.
He was on the verge of revealing the secret when a sharp look from Martha shut him up. Er war nahe daran, das Geheimnis preiszugeben, aber ein scharfer Blick von Martha brachte ihn zum Schweigen.
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