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English definition of “precipice”

precipice

noun [C]     /ˈpresɪpɪs/
SITUATION a dangerous situation that could lead to failure or harm: The two countries stood on the precipice of war.Dangers and threatsDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
MOUNTAIN a steep side of a mountain or high area of landHills and mountains
(Definition of precipice noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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