cliff

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈklɪf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/klɪf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(klif )

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cliff

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [white, rocky, steep, rugged, limestone, sandstone] cliff
  2. [fell, jumped] off a cliff
  3. The [tourist, hiker, man] fell off the cliff.
  4. The car drove [over, off] the cliff.
  5. The plane flew [into, over] the cliff.
  6. [slipped, stumbled, wobbled] on the cliff's edge
  7. [gripping, hanging] on to the cliff's edge
  8. houses [built, carved] into the cliff
  9. a [house, hotel] on top of a cliff
  10. made a [road, freeway] round the cliff
  11. [built, made] a tunnel through the cliffs
  12. could [see, make out] the cliff
  13. [walked, hiked, climbed] to the top of the cliff
  14. The [birds, seagulls] were circling the cliffs.
  15. at the very edge of the cliff
  16. the [face, top, bottom] of the cliff
n as adj
  1. a cliff [house, dweller]
  2. a [jagged, rough, smooth] cliff face
  3. [trekked, climbed] to the cliff top
  4. the [show, episode, season] ended on a cliff-hanger
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