Meaning of “cliff” in the English Dictionary

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"cliff" in British English

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cliffnoun [ C ]

uk /klɪf/ us /klɪf/

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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  • They built a house at the foot of a cliff.
  • The car skidded and plunged headlong over the cliff.
  • Sand carried by the wind has hollowed out the base of the cliff.
  • Come away from that cliff edge! You're giving me the jitters!
  • Harold jumped out of the car just before it went over the cliff.

(Definition of “cliff” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cliff" in American English

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cliffnoun [ C ]

us /klɪf/

a high area of rock with a steep side, often on a coast

(Definition of “cliff” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)