Complete Definition of "steep"

English

Pronunciation
AHD|stēp, IPA|/stiːp/, SAMPA|/sti:p/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iːp|-iːp
audio|en-us-steep.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology 1
OE. stēap

Adjective
en-adj|er

  1. Of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc. that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.
  2. informal Expensive

#:That's a bit steep.

Translations
trans-top|near-vertical
Czech: prudký m
French: escarpé, abrupt
German: steil
Korean: ko-inline|가파르다|gapareuda
Kurdish: KUchar|لێژ
Polish: stromy
trans-mid
Portuguese: escarpa, precipício, abrupto
Russian: крутой (krutój)
Swedish: brant
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Etymology 2
OE. *stīepan

Verb
en-verb

  1. To soak an item (or to be soaked) in liquid in order to gradually add or remove ingredients from the item

#: Skins are steeped in a tanning solution to create leather

  1. To be imbued with an abstract quality

#: A town steeped in history

  1. US To make tea (or other beverage) by placing leaves in hot water.

Translations
trans-top|To soak an item in liquid
French: imprégner, imbiber
trans-mid
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trans-top|To be imbued with an abstract quality
French: imprégner
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|To make tea/coffee
French: infuser
trans-mid
Polish: zaparzyc
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Noun
en-noun|-

  1. A liquid used in a steeping process

Category:Liquids

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