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Meaning & Definition of Steep in English

English

Steep

/stip/

noun

1. A steep place (as on a hill)

    synonym:
  • steep

verb

1. Devote (oneself) fully to

  • "He immersed himself into his studies"
    synonym:
  • steep
  • ,
  • immerse
  • ,
  • engulf
  • ,
  • plunge
  • ,
  • engross
  • ,
  • absorb
  • ,
  • soak up

2. Let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

  • "Steep the blossoms in oil"
  • "Steep the fruit in alcohol"
    synonym:
  • steep
  • ,
  • infuse

adjective

1. Having a sharp inclination

  • "The steep attic stairs"
  • "Steep cliffs"
    synonym:
  • steep

2. Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

  • "Exorbitant rent"
  • "Extortionate prices"
  • "Spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"
  • "Usurious interest rate"
  • "Unconscionable spending"
    synonym:
  • exorbitant
  • ,
  • extortionate
  • ,
  • outrageous
  • ,
  • steep
  • ,
  • unconscionable
  • ,
  • usurious

3. Of a slope

  • Set at a high angle
  • "Note the steep incline"
  • "A steep roof sheds snow"
    synonym:
  • steep

Examples of using

Climbing that steep mountain is a physical impossibility.
The climb will be steep and difficult.
We climbed a steep slope.