Steep Meaning and Definition


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Steep meaning

Word: Steep

How to pronounce: stiːp

Adjective

Definitions:

1. (of a slope, flight of stairs, angle, ascent, etc.) rising or falling sharply; nearly perpendicular.

Example sentences: "She pushed the bike up the steep hill"

2. (of a price or demand) not reasonable; excessive.

Noun

Definitions:

1. A steep mountain slope.

Example sentences: "Hair-raising steeps"

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Soak (food or tea) in water or other liquid so as to extract its flavor or to soften it.

Example sentences: "The chilies are steeped in olive oil"

2. Surround or fill with a quality or influence.

Example sentences: "A city steeped in history"


Synonyms:

precipitous

abrupt

harsh

prohibitive

dramatic

drastic

bold

sheer

sharp

fancy

extreme

steep slope

steep climb

tough

stiff

immerse

plunge

drown

absorb

craggy

sharply

precipice

cliff

slope

infuse

impregnate

macerate

insane


Antonyms:

gentle


Derivations:

steeping

steeped

steeply

steepness

steepen

steepened

steepening

steeple


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Steep in Other Languages...

Spanish: Empinadas

German: Steil

French: Escarpé

Italian: Ripido

Turkish: Dik


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