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edge out

1. To surpass, overtake, or defeat someone or something, especially by a narrow margin or degree. A noun or pronoun can be used between "edge" and "out." With sales of their new affordable smartphone surging, the company has finally edged out the leading mobile phone distributor from the top spot in the market. The newcomer managed to edge the reigning champion out by just a few technical points at the end of the boxing match.
2. To move carefully out of a particular space or area, especially inside of a vehicle. I edged out of the driveway very slowly, knowing that cars could come flying down the street very quickly.
3. To move something carefully out of a particular space or area. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "edge" and "out." The parking space was so narrow that I had to direct my friend as she edged her car out.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

edge out

Surpass or defeat by a small margin, as in She edged out her opponent on the home stretch. [Late 1800s]
See also: edge, out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

edge out

v.
1. To move something gradually: He edged the car out of the garage.
2. To displace or surpass someone or something gradually: The large company began to edge out its competitors one by one. One of my coworkers is trying to edge me out of my job.
3. To surpass or beat someone by a small margin: The incumbent edged out the challenger by 200 votes. The runner edged her opponent out at the last moment.
See also: edge, out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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