ADJ

open
closed
common
Poland has a common border with Germany
disputed

VERB + BORDER

arrive at, reach, stop at
cross, drive across/over, slip across/ over
They slipped across the border at nightfall
escape across/over, flee across/over
form, mark
A river forms the border
draw (up), establish, fix
guard, patrol
open
close, seal

BORDER + NOUN

crossing, post
region, town
control, guard, troops
clash, dispute, war
raid
clash, incident, skirmish

PREP

across/over a/the ~
to smuggle goods across the border
along a/the ~
There has been fighting along the border
at/on a/the ~
We were stopped on the border
on the ~ of
a farm on the border of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
up to the ~
He drove us right up to the Russian border
~ between/of
the border between Austria and Switzerland
~ with
the border with Mexico

PHRASES

north/south of the border, one side/both sides of the border
There has been fighting on both sides of the border

ADJ

wide
narrow
decorative

VERB + BORDER

have
The tablecloth has a narrow lace border
draw

PREP

with a/the ~
a white handkerchief with a blue border
~ around/round
She drew a decorative border around the picture