a steep place (as on a hill)
having a sharp inclination
"the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"
exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious(adj)
greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
"exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
of a slope; set at a high angle
"note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow"
steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up(verb)
devote (oneself) fully to
"He immersed himself into his studies"
engulf, douse, bury, occupy, sop up, swallow, dump, assimilate, engross, dunk, souse, launch, draw, eat up, absorb, engage, take in, immerse, swallow up, ingest, take up, plunk, dip, soak up, dive, imbibe, take over, suck up, plunge, infuse, suck
let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse
"steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
High is used of simple elevation; steep is said only of an incline where the vertical measurement is sufficiently great in proportion to the horizontal to make it difficult of ascent. Steep is relative; an ascent of 100 feet to the mile on a railway is a steep grade; a rise of 500 feet to the mile makes a steep wagon-road; a roof is steep when it makes with the horizontal line an angle of more than 45°. A high mountain may be climbed by a winding road nowhere steep, while a little hill may be accessible only by a steep path. A sharp ascent or descent is one that makes a sudden, decided angle with the plane from which it starts; a sheer ascent or descent is perpendicular, or nearly so; precipitous applies to that which is of the nature of a precipice, and is used especially of a descent; abrupt is as if broken sharply off, and applies to either acclivity or declivity. Compare HIGH.
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How to use steep in a sentence?
We are close to 90 percent of inventory levels already ... We could see a steep fall in oil prices in the next few weeks.
However steep or ramshackle they may be, don't ever despise the stairs which take you up to higher levels!
There does come a time when the mountain is too steep to go back to baseline. But can Jimmy Carter get back to a good quality of life ? Certainly -- especially with good family and social support.
The descent rate for the helicopter was over 2,000 feet a minute, this is a pretty steep descent at high speed.
The steep decline in oil prices is now creating an economic and financial markets inflection point.
Translations for steep
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- escarpatCatalan, Valencian
- Lauge, steil, eintauchen, ziehen lassenGerman
- macerar, imbuir, sopa, precipitoso, empinado, inclinado, abrupto, acantilado, escarpadoSpanish
- escarpé, imbiber, imprégner, abrupt, infuserFrench
- hallur, snarbrattur, bratturIcelandic
- scosceso, ripidoItalian
- 注ぎ込む, 煎じるJapanese
- tākau, waiwai, tāheke, kōpiro, whakamaraMāori
- cerun, curamMalay
- weken, steilDutch
- zaparzyć, stromy, zaparzaćPolish
- íngrime, íngremePortuguese
- погрузить, пропитывать, погрязнуть, пропитать, заваривать, крутой, пропитаться, погрязать, погружать, пропитываться, заваритьRussian
- стрмо, strmoSerbo-Croatian
- dik, çözelti, daldırmak, demlemekTurkish
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