poised adj.

VERBS appear, be, look, seem, stand She stood poised for a moment. | remain

ADV. delicately, finely | perfectly His manner was perfectly poised between gravity and teasing.

PREP. above/over Peter hesitated, his hand poised above the telephone. | between, for They hovered by the door, poised for flight.

PHRASES poised on the brink/edge/threshold of sth The two countries were poised on the brink of war.

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