Steep

  • 1 steep — [stiːp] adjective 1. steep prices, charges etc are unusually expensive: • Consumers are paying relatively steep prices for dairy products. • Anyone caught fiddling their expenses will face steep fines. 2. a steep increase or rise in something is… …

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  • 2 Steep — Steep, a. [Compar. {Steeper} ( [ e]r); superl. {Steepest}.] [OE. steep, step, AS. ste[ a]p; akin to Icel. steyp[eth]r steep, and st[=u]pa to stoop, Sw. stupa to fall, to tilt; cf. OFries. stap high. Cf. {Stoop}, v. i., {Steep}, v. t., {Steeple}.] …

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  • 3 steep — steep1 [stēp] adj. [ME < OE steap, lofty, high, akin to OFris steep, MHG stouf, cliff (as in Ger Hohenstaufen) < IE * steup < base * (s)teu , to strike, butt > STOCK, STUB, L tundere, to strike] 1. having a sharp rise or highly… …

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  • 4 Steep — Steep, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Steeped} (st[=e]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Steeping}.] [OE. stepen, probably fr. Icel. steypa to cause to stoop, cast down, pour out, to cast metals, causative of st[=u]pa to stoop; cf. Sw. st[ o]pa to cast, to steep, Dan.… …

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  • 5 steep — adj Steep, abrupt, precipitous, sheer mean having an incline approaching the perpendicular. The words are here arranged in ascending order of degree of perpendicularity. Steep implies so sharp a slope or pitch that ascent or descent is difficult… …

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  • 6 Steep — (st[=e]p), a. Bright; glittering; fiery. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His eyen steep, and rolling in his head. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Steep-up — ( [u^]p ), a. Lofty and precipitous. [R.] [1913 Webster] Her stand she takes upon a steep up hill. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Steep — is a village in central Hampshire, England just outside the town of Petersfield. Since 1899 it has been the location of Bedales School, a progressive public school. The poets Edward Thomas (from 1906) and Robert Frost (briefly) lived in the… …

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  • 9 steep — [adj1] extreme in direction, course abrupt, arduous, breakneck, declivitous, elevated, erect, headlong, high, hilly, lifted, lofty, perpendicular, precipitate, precipitous, prerupt, raised, sharp, sheer, straight up; concept 581 Ant. gentle, mild …

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  • 10 steep — Ⅰ. steep [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) rising or falling sharply; almost perpendicular. 2) (of a rise or fall in an amount) very large or rapid. 3) informal (of a price or demand) not reasonable; excessive. 4) informal (of a claim or account) exaggerated. ► …

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  • 11 steep|en — «steemh>puhn», intransitive verb. to become steep or steeper. –v.t. to make steep or steeper …

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  • 12 steep in — [phrasal verb] 1 steep (someone) in (something) : to make (someone) know and understand a lot about (something) Prior to his trip, he spent a few weeks steeping himself in the language. [=learning a lot about the language] often used as (be)… …

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  • 13 Steep — Steep, v. i. To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 Steep — Steep, n. 1. Something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds. [1913 Webster] 2. A rennet bag. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 Steep — Steep, n. A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice. Dryden. [1913 Webster] We had on each side naked rocks and mountains broken into a thousand… …

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  • 16 steep(e)up — steep(e)ˈup adjective (Shakespeare) Precipitous ● steep …

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  • 17 steep|y — «STEE pee», adjective. Archaic. steep …

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  • 18 steep — index immerse (plunge into), oblique (sianted), permeate, pervade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 19 steep|er — «STEE puhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that steeps or soaks. 2. a vessel used in steeping …

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  • 20 steep — 01. I m kind of a new skier, so I don t really feel confident enough to go down a really [steep] slope. 02. The sign said, Warning [Steep] grade. Slow down and use caution. 03. The Hindu religion advises that the road to the good is the roughest… …

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