To edge down

(Naut.) to approach by slow degrees, as when a sailing vessel approaches an object in an oblique direction from the windward.

See also: Edge

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Kenya's inflation rate is expected to edge down this month but it may be close to bottoming out after an 11-month dive that has allowed the central bank to slash interest rates.
With interest rates expected to edge down later in the year, and shares quite likely to struggle, residential auction rooms will see plenty of hot money in the coming months.
Both measures continued to edge down from their recent highs in June 2003.
Yield levels are expected to edge down further, particularly as some countries get closer to adopting the Euro.
Although nonfood, non-energy consumer prices had risen somewhat faster in recent months, the twelve-month change in this index had continued to edge down.