border on

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Verb1.border on - come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
approximate, come close - be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own"
converge - approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit
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1. A fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary:
Chiefly Military: perimeter.
2. The line or area separating geopolitical units:
1. To put or form a border on:
2. To be contiguous or next to:
phrasal verb
border on or upon
To come near, as in quality or amount:
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