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English adjective: steep

1. steep having a sharp inclination


SamplesThe steep attic stairs.
Steep cliffs.


Similarabrupt, bluff, bold, heavy, perpendicular, precipitous, sharp, sheer, steep-sided, steepish


See alsoperpendicular, vertical


Antonymsgradual

2. steep greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation


SamplesExorbitant rent.
Extortionate prices.
Spends an outrageous amount on entertainment.
Usurious interest rate.
Unconscionable spending.


Synonymsexorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, unconscionable, usurious


Similarimmoderate


Antonymsmoderate

3. steep of a slope; set at a high angle


SamplesNote the steep incline.
A steep roof sheds snow.


Similarhigh


Antonymslow


English noun: steep

1. steep (object) a steep place (as on a hill)


Broader (hypernym)declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall


English verb: steep

1. steep (cognition) devote (oneself) fully to


SamplesHe immersed himself into his studies.


Synonymsabsorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet


Narrower (hyponym)drink, drink in


Verb groupimmerse, plunge

2. steep (change) let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse


SamplesSteep the blossoms in oil.
Steep the fruit in alcohol.


Synonymsinfuse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)imbue, soak


Narrower (hyponym)decoct, draw, infuse, marinade, marinate


Verb groupinfuse









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