Meaning of 崖

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English Definition: precipice; cliff; Taiwan pr. [yai2]
Chinese Definition:
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Ideographic: A mountain precipice ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ shān ] mountain, hill, peak
    • [ ] precipice; river bank, shore; surname
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Example Words
悬崖 xuán precipice; overhanging cliff
山崖 shān cliff
悬崖勒马 xuán lit. to rein in the horse at the edge of the precipice (idiom); fig. to act in the nick of time
崖壁 escarpment; precipice; cliff
断崖 duàn steep cliff; crag; precipice
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Example Sentences
Psychologists have long assumed that our misperception of slope was biased by fatigue or even fear of falling.
After all, if you do what you love and that happens to be rock collecting or ice cliff jumping, you probably won' t be able to have the money follow.
I wanted to join them there but I could not bring myself to steer to the right, toward the edge.
Although this might lead to a skynet, it also means that a robot car will not drive over a cliff or overtake on a dangerous bend.
Today, the Banzai cliffs, as they are known, have become a place of remembrance for of the countries of the world.