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scarp

 (skärp)
n.
An escarpment.
tr.v. scarped, scarp·ing, scarps
To cut or make into an escarpment.

[Italian scarpa, slope, perhaps of Germanic origin; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

scarp

(skɑːp)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a steep slope, esp one formed by erosion or faulting; escarpment. See also cuesta
2. (Military) fortifications the side of a ditch cut nearest to and immediately below a rampart
vb
(Physical Geography) (tr; often passive) to wear or cut so as to form a steep slope
[C16: from Italian scarpa]

scarp

(skɑrp)

n.
1. a line of cliffs formed by the faulting or fracturing of the earth's crust; an escarpment.
2. escarp.
v.t.
3. to form or cut into a steep slope.
[1580–90; < Italian scarpa a slope. See escarp]
escarpment, scarp, palisade(s) - A cliff formation or line of cliffs can be called an escarpment, scarp (from Italian scarpa, "slope"), or palisade(s).
See also related terms for slope.

scarp

- To slope, cut a steep face.
See also related terms for slope.

scarp


Past participle: scarped
Gerund: scarping

Imperative
scarp
scarp
Present
I scarp
you scarp
he/she/it scarps
we scarp
you scarp
they scarp
Preterite
I scarped
you scarped
he/she/it scarped
we scarped
you scarped
they scarped
Present Continuous
I am scarping
you are scarping
he/she/it is scarping
we are scarping
you are scarping
they are scarping
Present Perfect
I have scarped
you have scarped
he/she/it has scarped
we have scarped
you have scarped
they have scarped
Past Continuous
I was scarping
you were scarping
he/she/it was scarping
we were scarping
you were scarping
they were scarping
Past Perfect
I had scarped
you had scarped
he/she/it had scarped
we had scarped
you had scarped
they had scarped
Future
I will scarp
you will scarp
he/she/it will scarp
we will scarp
you will scarp
they will scarp
Future Perfect
I will have scarped
you will have scarped
he/she/it will have scarped
we will have scarped
you will have scarped
they will have scarped
Future Continuous
I will be scarping
you will be scarping
he/she/it will be scarping
we will be scarping
you will be scarping
they will be scarping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scarping
you have been scarping
he/she/it has been scarping
we have been scarping
you have been scarping
they have been scarping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scarping
you will have been scarping
he/she/it will have been scarping
we will have been scarping
you will have been scarping
they will have been scarping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scarping
you had been scarping
he/she/it had been scarping
we had been scarping
you had been scarping
they had been scarping
Conditional
I would scarp
you would scarp
he/she/it would scarp
we would scarp
you would scarp
they would scarp
Past Conditional
I would have scarped
you would have scarped
he/she/it would have scarped
we would have scarped
you would have scarped
they would have scarped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scarp - a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
2.scarp - a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
Translations
AbbruchkanteEscarpe

scarp

[skɑːp] Nescarpa f, declive m

scarp

nAbhang m

scarp

[skɑːp] nscarpata
References in classic literature ?
When it came they looked across the valley and saw that what had been forest, and terraced field, and track-threaded grazing-ground was one raw, red, fan-shaped smear, with a few trees flung head-down on the scarp.
Fouquet," said Buckingham, "I leave the captain with you, he is more learned than I am in bastions, scarps, and counter-scarps, and I will join one of my friends, who has just beckoned me.
Above that, in scarps and blocks upheaved, the rocks strove to fight their heads above the white smother.
In contrast, samples collected from bedrock on the northeastern crest of the North structure scarp (Fig.
OMS made a pipe measurement and fit-up survey to ascertain which pipes would be suitable for the Jansz Scarp section of the pipeline and in which sequence these pipes should be welded in order to minimize project Hi-Lo.
This special edition of Soil Research--Soil Carbon in Australia's Agricultural Lands--presents the results obtained by the SCARP.
With adequate engineering experience the company provides best of technologies in the field of industrial cooling solutions, air pollution solutions, iron ore reduction, gasification, scarp processing, material handling, briquetting, iron ore beneficiation etc associated with industries and manufacturing units.
The Shandong factory is designed to recycle 500,000 metric tons of scarp metals a year in 2012, up from current 200,000 metric tons.
The bank, which is headquartered in Zurich, has also agreed to carry out a past business review, overseen by an independent third party, in relation to Scarp purchases during the period identified.
The bathymetry of the lake floor is structurally controlled by faulting; graben basins record enhanced postglacial subsidence between parallel bounding faults, one of which is expressed onshore on the surrounding clay plain as a 20-km long, 10-m high scarp.
An extensive target zone more than 16km in length has been defined by detailed ground magnetic surveys along the Gingin scarp which has historically been the site of a number of world class ore bodies including Eneabba and Cooljarloo.
The areas around the scarp yards were cordoned off till the operations were on.