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Difference between Border on something and Border something

border on something

1. be next to smth.; lie close to smth.:

  • The old park borders on the shores of the lake.

2. (of a country) share a boundary with another country:

  • Soviet territory facing the West borders on Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary.

3. resemble smth.; verge upon smth.:

  • What you are doing borders on the ridiculous.

border somethingform a border along the edge of smth.:

  • The climate of the land bordering the sea varies from being tropical in the south and sub-tropical in the north.