fringe

noun
1 (BrE) hair ⇨ See also bangs
ADJECTIVE
heavy, thick
floppy
long
VERB + FRINGE
grow out
cut, trim

My fringe needs cutting.

push

She kept pushing her fringe off her forehead.

PREPOSITION
from beneath your fringe, from under your fringe

She stared at us from beneath her fringe.

2 (esp. BrE) outer edge of a place, group, society, etc.
ADJECTIVE
outer
radical
eastern, western, etc.
coastal, urban
lunatic (BrE)

the lunatic fringe of the nationalist parties

VERB + FRINGE
remain on

He has always remained on the fringes of mainstream politics.

FRINGE + NOUN
area
group
meeting
theatre/theater, venue

He moved from fringe theatre/theater to the West End.

PREPOSITION
along the fringe

the forests along the eastern fringe of the Andes

around the fringe

new housing around the urban fringe

beyond the fringe

Beyond this fringe no agriculture is possible.

on the fringe, on the fringes

These people live on the fringes of society.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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