HyperDic: steep

English > 6 senses of the word steep:
ADJECTIVEallsteephaving a sharp inclination
allsteep, exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, unconscionable, usuriousgreatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
allsteepof a slope
VERBcognitionsteep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak updevote (oneself) fully to
changesteep, infuselet sit in a liquid / liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse
NOUNobjectsteepa steep place (as on a hill)
steep > pronunciation
Soundsstiy'p
Rhymesasleep ... weep: 22 rhymes with iyp...
English > steep: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving a sharp inclination.
Examples
  • "the steep attic stairs"
  • "steep cliffs"
Narrowerabrupt, precipitous, sharpExtremely steep
bluff, bold, sheerVery steep
heavysharply inclined
perpendicularExtremely steep
steep-sidedHaving very steep sides
steepishSomewhat steep
See alsovertical, perpendicularAt right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line
Oppositegradual(of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt
Spanishempinado, escarpado
Nounssteepnessthe property possessed by a slope that is very steep
Adverbssteeplyin a steep manner
English > steep: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaninggreatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation.
Synonymsexorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, unconscionable, usurious
BroaderimmoderateBeyond reasonable limits
Spanishdescomunal, desmesurado, desorbitado, exagerado, exorbitante, extraordinario
Catalandescomunal, desmesurat, desorbitat, exagerat, exorbitant, extraordinari
English > steep: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf a slope; set at a high angle.
Examples
  • "note the steep incline"
  • "a steep roof sheds snow"
Broaderhigh(literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like 'knee-high')
Spanishabrupto, empinado, escarpado
Catalanempinat, escarpat
Nounssteepnessthe property possessed by a slope that is very steep
English > steep: 6 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA steep place (as on a hill).
Broaderdescent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslopeA downward slope or bend
English > steep: 6 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningDevote (oneself) fully to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymsimmerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up
Caused byplunge, immerseCause to be immersed
Narrowerdrink in, drinkBe fascinated or spell-bound by
Broaderconcentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivetdirect one's attention on something
Similar toplunge, immerseCause to be immersed
Spanishabsorberse, abstraerse, aislarse, concentrarse, embelesarse, empaparse, enfrascarse, ensimismarse, sumergirse, zambullirse
Catalanimmergir-se, submergir-se
English > steep: 6 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningLet sit in a liquid / liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "steep the blossoms in oil"
  • "steep the fruit in alcohol"
Synonyminfuse
Narrowerdecoctsteep in hot water
drawsteep
infuseUndergo the process of infusion
marinade, marinatesoak in marinade
Broadersoak, imbueFill, soak, or imbue totally
Similar toinfuseUndergo the process of infusion
Spanishembeber, empapar
Catalanamarar, elaborar, fer infusions, preparar, remullar, xopar
Nounssteepera vessel (usually a pot or vat) used for steeping

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