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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.
Removed vegetation, mold, and mildew from Fort Pickens scarp walls on Bastion B
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NASA sent the Phoenix lander to Mars in response to the Odyssey findings; in 2008, the Phoenix mission confirmed and analyzed the buried water ice at 68 degrees north latitude, about one-third of the way to the pole from the northernmost of the eight scarp sites.
The main scarp of the landslide is developed by the failure of the clays and soil along the slope.
With high power you just might notice that the uppermost part of Burg's rim scarp looks brighter than the bottom two-thirds.
Astronomers believe that in order to accommodate a cooling and shrinking core, rocks on Mercury's crust are continuously being pushed together - a geological phenomenon that creates massive scarps and valleys.
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.