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noun as in overhang on hill or mountain


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“People at my agency are hopeful, but are also on the edge of a cliff wondering whether or not leadership is going to take that leap into action,” said a senior planner at one of the larger media agency networks.

From Digiday

In Vega Baja, January’s hurricane cleared the vegetation covering once unnavigable mountain cliffs, allowing the outfitter 21 Climb and Tour to open the Roca Norte Outdoor Climbing Gym.

Amid the worst collapse in fossil fuel demand in a century, production has fallen off a cliff.

From Quartz

These cycles have operated throughout time, yielding the alternating layers of sediment you see in cliffs and road cuts.

Despite winning four Gold Glove awards, his defensive metrics were surprisingly poor — thus hurting his JAWS ranking — and his performance fell off a cliff quickly as he got older.

This is where I think the argument against me falls off the cliff.

Would I like to tell half the people I work with to go jump off a cliff?

We first met Hajji Zalwar Khan over tea and lunch in the Pech Valley in a house clinging to a cliff high above the valley floor.

The probe appears to be sitting at the bottom of a "cliff" on the comet, but beyond that it's hard to tell.

The young goslings' first major life event is to cliff dive down to their parents, as was captured here by BBC cameras.

Only the petrol tins they took for water right and left of their pathway up the cliff; huge diamonds in the evening sun.

At dawn half a battalion of Turks tried to make the attack along the top of the cliff and were entirely wiped out.

One morning Straightshaft climbed the cliff and looked far up and down the valley.

Then everybody climbed up a hill or a high cliff and watched the coming of the bison.

There was Cliff Manning, you turned the cold shoulder to him because he couldnt talk grammar.

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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cliff, such as: bluff, crag, precipice, wall, escarpment, and face.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.