crevasse


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cre·vasse

 (krĭ-văs′)
n.
1. A deep fissure, as in a glacier; a chasm.
2. A crack or breach in a dike or levee.
intr. & tr.v. cre·vassed, cre·vass·ing, cre·vass·es
To develop or cause to develop crevasses.

[French, from Old French crevace, crevice; see crevice.]

crevasse

(krɪˈvæs)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a deep crack or fissure, esp in the ice of a glacier
2. (Physical Geography) US a break in a river embankment
vb
(tr) US to make a break or fissure in (a dyke, wall, etc)
[C19: from French: crevice]

cre•vasse

(krəˈvæs)

n.
a fissure, or deep cleft, in glacial ice, the earth's surface, etc.
[1805–15, Amer.; < French; see crevice]

crevasse


Past participle: crevassed
Gerund: crevassing

Imperative
crevasse
crevasse
Present
I crevasse
you crevasse
he/she/it crevasses
we crevasse
you crevasse
they crevasse
Preterite
I crevassed
you crevassed
he/she/it crevassed
we crevassed
you crevassed
they crevassed
Present Continuous
I am crevassing
you are crevassing
he/she/it is crevassing
we are crevassing
you are crevassing
they are crevassing
Present Perfect
I have crevassed
you have crevassed
he/she/it has crevassed
we have crevassed
you have crevassed
they have crevassed
Past Continuous
I was crevassing
you were crevassing
he/she/it was crevassing
we were crevassing
you were crevassing
they were crevassing
Past Perfect
I had crevassed
you had crevassed
he/she/it had crevassed
we had crevassed
you had crevassed
they had crevassed
Future
I will crevasse
you will crevasse
he/she/it will crevasse
we will crevasse
you will crevasse
they will crevasse
Future Perfect
I will have crevassed
you will have crevassed
he/she/it will have crevassed
we will have crevassed
you will have crevassed
they will have crevassed
Future Continuous
I will be crevassing
you will be crevassing
he/she/it will be crevassing
we will be crevassing
you will be crevassing
they will be crevassing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crevassing
you have been crevassing
he/she/it has been crevassing
we have been crevassing
you have been crevassing
they have been crevassing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crevassing
you will have been crevassing
he/she/it will have been crevassing
we will have been crevassing
you will have been crevassing
they will have been crevassing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crevassing
you had been crevassing
he/she/it had been crevassing
we had been crevassing
you had been crevassing
they had been crevassing
Conditional
I would crevasse
you would crevasse
he/she/it would crevasse
we would crevasse
you would crevasse
they would crevasse
Past Conditional
I would have crevassed
you would have crevassed
he/she/it would have crevassed
we would have crevassed
you would have crevassed
they would have crevassed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crevasse - a deep fissurecrevasse - a deep fissure      
crack, scissure, cleft, crevice, fissure - a long narrow opening

crevasse

noun crack, abyss, chasm, cleft, fissure The climber had fallen down a crevasse on to a ledge.
Translations
صَدْع جَليدي
rozsedlina
gletscherspalte
halkeamarailo
gleccserszakadék
jökulgjá
dziļa plaisa šļūdonī
rozsadlina
derin aralık

crevasse

[krɪˈvæs] Ngrieta f

crevasse

[krɪˈvæs] ncrevasse f

crevasse

n(Gletscher)spalte f

crevasse

[krɪˈvæs] ncrepaccio

crevasse

(kriˈvӕs) noun
a very deep crack or split in a glacier.
References in classic literature ?
From that we may draw five good reasons for supposing that the lunar projectile, if ever launched, is now at the bottom of the Atlantic or the Pacific, unless it sped into some crevasse at that period when the crust of the earth was not yet hardened.
Country in which there are precipitous cliffs with torrents running between, deep natural hollows, confined places, tangled thickets, quagmires and crevasses, should be left with all possible speed and not approached.
An image released by police showed the wreckage wedged between walls of ice in a crevasse on the Fox Glacier.
It crashed into a crevasse at 11am on Saturday local time, with bad weather hampering efforts to reach it.
The wreckage has been located in a crevasse, but rescuers have been unable to reach it due to rugged terrain and poor weather conditions.
Police Inspector for west coast of the south island John Canning told Stuff news website that the helicopter was in a crevasse 762 m up the valley near Fox Glacier.
Rescuers had found the wreck of the helicopter in a crevasse at Fox Glacier, on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island, but were unable to reach it due to difficult terrain, police said in a statement.
ABOVE my head, a fivemetre wide blue-hued crevasse gapes open like an icy wound, with sinewy icicles hanging from its walls.
Earlier in the expedition, team doctor Meinir Jones, from Swansea, was left "shaken" after falling down a crevasse, while Peter has developed blisters on his stump, a major concern for the support team who are monitoring his progress in Wales.
Tenders are invited for Ladder Crevasse Is Used In High Altitude And Glacier Areas Under Sub- Zero Temperature Conditions Of Magnitude Upto (-) 50 Degree C For Crossing The Crevasses Encountered In These Areas
Tonight, Dale decides to follow in his father's footsteps - not into an icy crevasse, thankfully, but into the potato van business.