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cliff

noun [C] uk   /klɪf/ us  
B1 a high area of rock with a very steep side, often on a coast: Keep away from the edge of the cliff - you might fall. the cliff edge
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in Korean 절벽…
in Arabic جُرْف…
in French falaise…
in Turkish yamaç, yar, uçurum…
in Italian scogliera…
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指海岸的)懸崖,峭壁…
in Russian утес, скала…
in Polish klif…
in Spanish acantilado…
in Portuguese penhasco, paredão de rocha…
in German die Klippe…
in Catalan penya-segat…
in Japanese がけ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指海岸的)悬崖,峭壁…
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