high, towering
dramatic, precipitous, sheer, steep, vertical
craggy, jagged, rocky, rugged
chalk, limestone, etc.
coastal, mountain, sea

a long line of cliffs surrounding the bay

climb, scale
jump off
fall, fall away, rise, 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.


crumbling cliffs

edge, face, ledge, side, top, wall
path, walk
be perched on a cliff

The hotel was perched high on a cliff overlooking the ocean.

the base of the cliff, the bottom of the cliff, the foot of the cliff
the edge of the cliff
the top of the cliff

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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