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Adjective: steep (steeper,steepest)  steep
  1. Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    "steep rent";
    - exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, unconscionable, usurious, eye-watering [informal], exhorbitant [non-standard]
  2. Of a slope; set at a high angle
    "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow"
  3. Having a sharp inclination
    "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"
Verb: steep  steep
  1. Devote (oneself) fully to
    "He steeped himself into his studies";
    - immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up, ingulf [archaic]
  2. Let sit in a liquid to extract a flavour or to cleanse
    "steep the fruit in alcohol";
    - infuse
Noun: steep  steep
  1. A steep place (as on a hill)

Derived forms: steeper, steeped, steepest, steeping, steeps

See also: abrupt, bluff, bold, heavy, high, immoderate, perpendicular, precipitous, sharp, sheer, steepish, steep-sided, vertical

Type of: center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], concentrate, declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall, focus, imbue, pore, pore over, rivet, soak

Antonym: gradual

Encyclopedia: Steep, Hampshire