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1(Of a slope, flight of stairs, or angle) rising or falling sharply; almost perpendicular: she pushed the bike up the steep hill
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  • Bungling bureaucrats even failed to inform people that there was a problem with the stairlift and that the only way to get to the first floor centre was up a steep flight of stairs.
  • Proposed changes include moving the box office, which is currently at the top of a steep flight of stairs, to the ground floor.
  • Getting on to the platforms is a huge problem for him as he is faced with steep flights of stairs he must climb before reaching the platforms.
precipitous, sheer, abrupt, sharp, perpendicular, vertical, bluff, vertiginous, dizzy
rare declivitous, acclivitous, scarped
1.1(Of a rise or fall in an amount) very large or rapid: the steep rise in unemployment
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  • These associations started in Europe and the United States some 30 years ago at a time of rapid expansion in the road traffic industry and a steep rise in road traffic injuries.
  • Big corporations, meanwhile, will get hit especially hard by the steep rise in property taxes.
  • Despite steep rises in crime after the 1960s similar to Britain, countries such as America, France and Germany have all been more effective at tackling it.
sharp, sudden, precipitate, precipitous, rapid
2 informal (Of a price or demand) not reasonable; excessive: a steep membership fee
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  • For the sake of peace, Israel paid the steep price Oslo demanded.
  • But banks could end up paying a steep price for such fees if any of the complex deals start to unravel - a higher risk in the middle of an economic downturn.
  • Merchants could pay a steep price for stiffing shoppers.
expensive, dear, costly, high, stiff;
unreasonable, excessive, overpriced, exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, prohibitive;
British  over the odds
informal pricey, over the top, OTT, criminal
2.1 dated (Of a claim or account) exaggerated or incredible: this is a rather steep statement


chiefly Skiing or literary Volver al principio  
A steep mountain slope: hair-raising steeps
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  • Reared on the steeps, many skiers in our area of the Rockies, including myself, stuck with AT gear.
  • A lot of people break at the waist too much when they ski the steeps.
  • A cross between Nordic skiing, snowboard terrain park courses and sprint racing, NordiX racing events feature everything from ugly uphill sections to banked slalom turns to steeps and jumps.


Oraciones de ejemplo
  • We set off along the road south and west to Marsett, then a steepish climb up the side of Wether Fell to Cam High Road.
  • Then the Sarenne starts with a steepish mogul field which, once conquered, boosts the confidence.
  • You know, call me a plebeian, call me a killjoy, but two hundred quid strikes me as a bit on the steepish side for a bunch of fish and rice.
Pronunciación: /ˈstiːpli/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The last time fees were imposed admissions dropped steeply, and did not revert to normal until after charges were removed.
  • Figures have risen steeply since the reporting of autism became mandatory in American schools in 1991.
  • When you drive a car up to the lip, it drops too steeply to see over the hood.
Pronunciación: /ˈstiːpnəs/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • By now the tandem pair were out of sight, but no doubt they shared the exhaustion and biting pain that burns through the legs as the gradient increases to punishing steepness.
  • Snow lies in an almost limitless variety of forms on slopes of varying steepness under constantly changing weather patterns.
  • The climb is brilliant and expectant, long and gentle, angled up the steepness to the edge of Bransdale.


Old English stēap 'extending to a great height', of West Germanic origin; related to steeple and stoop1.

Palabras que riman con steep

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Hay 2 definiciones de steep en inglés:

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steep 2 Saltos de línea: steep


[with object]
1Soak (food or tea) in water or other liquid so as to extract its flavour or to soften it: the chillies are steeped in olive oil [no object]: the noodles should be left to steep for 3-4 minutes
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  • Tea was steeped, cakes and cookies presented, comfortable seats procured for the triplet to lounge in.
  • I was still amused by this all; I had never actually seen someone go to the trouble of coming to a café so they could get water, and steep their own tea.
  • Originally only consisting of three seats, the new Green T House is 50,000 square feet of slightly wavy lines and designer hot water steeping designer tea leaves.
marinade, marinate, soak, souse, macerate;
pickle, brine
1.1Soak or saturate (cloth) in water or other liquid: sheets were steeped in mercury sulphate as a disinfectant
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  • Cover the mixture, steep for two hours, then strain it through muslin cloth into a suitable watering can or pump-spray bottle.
soak, saturate, immerse, submerge, wet through, drench
technical ret
2 (usually be steeped in) Surround or fill with a quality or influence: a city steeped in history
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  • The surrounding area is steeped in culture and history with many historical sites and castles worthy of a visit nearby.
  • The region is the home of Blues music, and is steeped in the history of the river and, of course, the War of Northern Aggression.
  • The Kavanagh family is steeped in local history, having been involved in the famous Evictions of 1860 and having also had close links with the Tourmakeady Ambush of 1921.
imbue with, fill with, permeate with, pervade with, suffuse with, infuse with, perfuse with, impregnate with, soak in
rare stew in


Middle English: of Germanic origin; related to stoup.

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