Definition of deepen in English:


Line breaks: deep¦en
Pronunciation: /ˈdiːp(ə)n


Make or become deep or deeper: [no object]: the crisis deepened (as adjective deepening) a deepening depression
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  • It seems that Britain's upmarket retailers suffered most and will suffer further if the crisis deepens.
  • Local primary schools have issued an urgent cry for help as the schools crisis in the town deepens.
  • Beyond the plush-velvet-curtained windows, the darkness and the fog deepen, and a weeping drizzle of rain begins to fall.
grow, increase, intensify, strengthen, escalate, mushroom, snowball;
add to, heighten, reinforce, enhance, boost, magnify, amplify, augment, enrich, promote, encourage;
exacerbate, aggravate, inflame, worsen, make/become worse
informal hot up, step up
dig out, make deeper, dig deeper, scoop out, scrape out, hollow out, excavate

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