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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 ?
CHORUS Move sideways towards the ledge, And sit thee crouching on the scarped edge.
The government has scarped the 10% import duty on soybean in a bid to bring down the commodity price that soared lately to follow a surge in its price in international market.