clifflike

cliff

[klif]
noun
1.
a high steep face of a rock.
2.
a critical point or situation beyond which something bad or undesirable may occur: The committee is right up to the cliff with no deal in sight.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English clif, Old English, cognate with Dutch, Low German, Old Norse klif

clifflike, adjective


1. bluff, promontory, ledge, crag.
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cliff (klɪf)
 
n
a steep high rock face, esp one that runs along the seashore and has the strata exposed
 
[Old English clif; related to Old Norse kleif, Middle Low German klēf, Dutch klif; see cleave²]
 
'cliffy
 
adj

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cliff
O.E. clif, from P.Gmc. *kliban, perhaps from PIE base *gleibh- "to adhere, be attached."
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