Definition of 'cliff'
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America is still flirting with the edge of its fiscal cliff. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You cling to a cliff face longer without ropes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Worse was on offer in the caves high in the cliffs above the building. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Then he dives off the edge of the cliff into the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There are many more on sea cliffs in the northeast of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To the left rose a cliff of rock. Somewhere East of Life (1994)The caves that give it its name stretch up to half a kilometre into steep cliffs. The Sun (2009)On either side the cliffs rose sheer for a thousand feet. The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy (2007)The cliff face across the bay burned orange. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Or avoid the crowds by taking a taxi to the south coast and walking the high cliffs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The cliff edge was crumbling and it was a long drop down. The Sun (2008)Strong winds have built up large shelves of snow hanging off cliffs and steep mountain sides. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was clinging on to the edge of the cliff. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is unspoilt and sits below steep cliffs. The Sun (2015)This track passed along the left side of a cliff with the right side exposed to the east. Broken Lives (1993)The cliffs stand high over a river horribly diminished as the dry season flows towards its dramatic climax. Times, Sunday Times (2010)After weeks of shutdown, chimps were facing their own fiscal cliff. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are an amazing 1,400 cliff face routes to climb on the coastline. The Sun (2013)As for the likelihood of a plunge off yet another fiscal cliff, a more realistic appraisal is that this is unlikely. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most of these infants did not crawl out on the cliff side, but were quite willing to crawl out on the shallow side. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)The only other people I saw were crazy fishermen dangling their lines over sheer cliffs to the sea below. The Sun (2014)There's an amazing pool at this four-bedroom villa set on a cliff with gorgeous sea views. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Seen in this context, walking off the fiscal cliff is not so much a death wish as an act of national self-preservation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'cliff'
British English: cliff /klɪf/ NOUN
A cliff is a high area of land with a very steep side, especially one next to the sea.
...the edge of the cliff.
- American English: cliff
- Arabic: جُرْف
- Brazilian Portuguese: penhasco
- Chinese: 悬崖
- Croatian: litica
- Czech: útes
- Danish: klippe
- Dutch: klif
- European Spanish: precipicio
- Finnish: kalliojyrkänne
- French: falaise
- German: Klippe
- Greek: γκρεμός
- Italian: scogliera
- Japanese: 崖
- Korean: 낭떠러지
- Norwegian: klippe
- Polish: urwisko
- European Portuguese: penhasco
- Romanian: stâncă
- Russian: скала
- Spanish: precipicio
- Swedish: klippa berg
- Thai: หน้าผา
- Turkish: kayalık
- Ukrainian: скеля
- Vietnamese: vách đá
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