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es·carp

 (ĭ-skärp′)
n.
1. A steep slope or cliff; an escarpment.
2. The inner wall of a ditch or trench dug around a fortification.
tr.v. es·carped, es·carp·ing, es·carps
1. To cause to form a steep slope.
2. To furnish with an escarp.

[French escarpe, from Italian scarpa; see scarp.]

escarp

(ɪˈskɑːp)
n
(Fortifications) fortifications the inner side of the ditch separating besiegers and besieged. Compare counterscarp
vb
(Physical Geography) a rare word for scarp3
[C17: from French escarpe; see scarp]

es•carp

(ɪˈskɑrp)

n.
1. the inner slope or wall of the ditch surrounding a rampart.
2. any similar steep slope.
[1680–90; < French, Middle French escarpe < Italian scarpa < Germanic; see scarp]

escarp


Past participle: escarped
Gerund: escarping

Imperative
escarp
escarp
Present
I escarp
you escarp
he/she/it escarps
we escarp
you escarp
they escarp
Preterite
I escarped
you escarped
he/she/it escarped
we escarped
you escarped
they escarped
Present Continuous
I am escarping
you are escarping
he/she/it is escarping
we are escarping
you are escarping
they are escarping
Present Perfect
I have escarped
you have escarped
he/she/it has escarped
we have escarped
you have escarped
they have escarped
Past Continuous
I was escarping
you were escarping
he/she/it was escarping
we were escarping
you were escarping
they were escarping
Past Perfect
I had escarped
you had escarped
he/she/it had escarped
we had escarped
you had escarped
they had escarped
Future
I will escarp
you will escarp
he/she/it will escarp
we will escarp
you will escarp
they will escarp
Future Perfect
I will have escarped
you will have escarped
he/she/it will have escarped
we will have escarped
you will have escarped
they will have escarped
Future Continuous
I will be escarping
you will be escarping
he/she/it will be escarping
we will be escarping
you will be escarping
they will be escarping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been escarping
you have been escarping
he/she/it has been escarping
we have been escarping
you have been escarping
they have been escarping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been escarping
you will have been escarping
he/she/it will have been escarping
we will have been escarping
you will have been escarping
they will have been escarping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been escarping
you had been escarping
he/she/it had been escarping
we had been escarping
you had been escarping
they had been escarping
Conditional
I would escarp
you would escarp
he/she/it would escarp
we would escarp
you would escarp
they would escarp
Past Conditional
I would have escarped
you would have escarped
he/she/it would have escarped
we would have escarped
you would have escarped
they would have escarped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escarp - 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