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Definition 1: a steep place (as on a hill) - [noun denoting object]

(steep is a kind of ...) a downward slope or bend

Definition 2: let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse - [verb of change]

Samples where steep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • steep the blossoms in oil
  • steep the fruit in alcohol

Synonyms for steep in the sense of this definition

(steep is a kind of ...) fill, soak, or imbue totally

"soak the bandage with disinfectant"

(... is a kind of steep ) soak in marinade

"marinade herring"

(... is a kind of steep ) steep in hot water

(steep has a similar meaning as ...) undergo the process of infusion

"the mint tea is infusing"

(... is a kind of steep ) steep; pass through a strainer

"draw pulp from the fruit"

Definition 3: devote (oneself) fully to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where steep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He immersed himself into his studies

Synonyms for steep in the sense of this definition

(steep is a kind of ...) direct one's attention on something

"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

(... is a kind of steep ) be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to

"The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"

(steep has a similar meaning as ...) cause to be immersed

"The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"

Definition 4: having a sharp inclination - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where steep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the steep attic stairs
  • steep cliffs

(steep is similar to ...) extremely steep

"an abrupt canyon" "the precipitous rapids of the upper river" "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings" "a sharp drop"

(steep is similar to ...) very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

"a bluff headland" "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise" "a sheer descent of rock"

(steep is similar to ...) sharply inclined

"a heavy grade"

(steep is similar to ...) so steep as to be nearly veritcal

"the great perpendicular face of the cliff"

(steep is similar to ...) somewhat steep

(steep is similar to ...) having very steep sides

(means also ...) at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line

"a vertical camera angle" "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab" "measure the perpendicular height"

Definition 5: of a slope; set at a high angle - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where steep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • note the steep incline
  • a steep roof sheds snow

(steep is similar to ...) (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high')

"a high mountain" "high ceilings" "high buildings" "a high forehead" "a high incline" "a foot high"

Definition 6: greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where steep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • exorbitant rent
  • extortionate prices
  • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
  • usurious interest rate
  • unconscionable spending

Synonyms for steep in the sense of this definition

(steep is similar to ...) beyond reasonable limits

"immoderate laughter" "immoderate spending"

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