edging = surpassing?

thetazuo

Senior Member
Chinese - China
All told, these four fires burned more than 200,000 acres and destroyed more than 7,000 structures in less than a week. With that, the Camp Fire became the most destructive fire in the state’s history, edging the 5,600 structures the Tubb Fire destroyed in Sonoma and Napa Counties last year.
(Time magazine)

Hi. Does the bold part mean “surpassing”?
Thank you.
 
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    It surpassed it by 20%. In my personal opinion that's more than "edging" but apparently they think it applies.
     
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