cliff noun

ADJ. high, towering | low | dramatic, precipitous, sheer, steep | craggy, jagged, rocky, rugged | chalk, limestone, etc. | coastal, mountain, river, sea

QUANT. line a long line of cliffs surrounding the bay

VERB + CLIFF climb, scale

CLIFF + VERB fall (away), rise (up) The cliffs fall away to the north. Rugged sandstone cliffs rose up from the beach. | overlook sth, tower Steep cliffs towered above the river. | crumble crumbling cliffs

CLIFF + NOUN edge, face, ledge, top | path, walk

PHRASES be perched (high) on a cliff The hotel was perched high on a cliff overlooking the sea. | the base/bottom/edge/foot/top of the cliff