cliff Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cliff" in British English

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cliffnoun [C]

uk   us   /klɪf/
B1 a high ​area of ​rock with a very ​steepside, often on a ​coast: Keep away from the ​edge of the cliff - you might ​fall. the cliff ​edge
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(Definition of cliff from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cliffnoun [C]

 us   /klɪf/
a high ​area of ​rock with a ​steepside, often on a ​coast
(Definition of cliff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cliff”
in Korean 절벽…
in Arabic جُرْف…
in Malaysian cenuram…
in French falaise…
in Russian утес, скала…
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指海岸的)懸崖,峭壁…
in Italian scogliera…
in Turkish yamaç, yar, uçurum…
in Polish klif…
in Spanish acantilado…
in Vietnamese vách đá…
in Portuguese penhasco, paredão de rocha…
in Thai หน้าผา…
in German die Klippe…
in Catalan penya-segat…
in Japanese がけ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指海岸的)悬崖,峭壁…
in Indonesian tebing…
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