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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Edge \Edge\, v. i. 1. To move sideways; to move gradually; as, edge along this way. [1913 Webster] 2. To sail close to the wind. [1913 Webster] I must edge up on a point of wind. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]