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English verb: steepen

1. steepen (change) become steeper

SamplesThe mountain side has steepened.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

2. steepen (change) make steeper

SamplesThe landslides have steepened the mountain sides.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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