, v. i. 1. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way.
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2. To sail close to the wind.
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I must edge up on a point of wind.
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To edge away or To edge off (Naut.), to increase the distance gradually from the shore, vessel, or other object. -- To edge down (Naut.), to approach by slow degrees, as when a sailing vessel approaches an object in an oblique direction from the windward. -- To edge in, to get in edgewise; to get in by degrees. -- To edge in with, as with a coast or vessel (Naut.), to advance gradually, but not directly, toward it.
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