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deep British & World English

Extending far down from the top or surface

deep English Thesaurus

a deep ravine

go deep British & World English

(Of emotions, beliefs, etc.) be strongly and wholeheartedly felt or held

in deep British & World English

Inextricably involved in or committed to a situation

dig deep British & World English

Use one’s physical, mental, or financial resources

deep-dish British & World English

(Of a pie) baked in a deep dish to allow for a large filling

deep-dyed British & World English

Thoroughgoing; complete

deep-fry British & World English

Fry (food) in an amount of fat or oil sufficient to cover it completely

deep kiss British & World English

A kiss involving insertion of the tongue into the partner’s mouth

deep-laid British & World English

(Of a scheme) elaborate and secret

deep sea British & World English

The deeper parts of the ocean, especially those beyond the edge of the continental shelf

deep-set British & World English

Embedded or positioned firmly or deeply

deep-six British & World English

Destroy or dispose of (something) irretrievably

deep time British & World English

The multimillion year time frame within which scientists believe the earth has existed, and which is supported by the observation of natural, mostly geological, phenomena

Deep Web British & World English

The part of the World Wide Web that is not discoverable by means of standard search engines, including password-protected or dynamic pages and encrypted networks

knee-deep British & World English

Of or at a depth or height to reach the knees

skin-deep British & World English

Not deep or lasting; superficial

skin-deep English Thesaurus

their left-wing attitudes were only skin-deep

ankle-deep British & World English

Of or at a depth or height to reach the ankles

deep-bodied British & World English

(Of an animal, especially a fish) having a body which is deeper (from back to belly) than it is wide

deep-cycle British & World English

Denoting a type of electric battery that can be totally discharged and recharged several times

deep-drawn British & World English

(Of metal) shaped by being forced through a die when cold

deep freeze British & World English

A refrigerator in which food can be quickly frozen and kept for long periods at a very low temperature

deep-mined British & World English

(Of coal) obtained from far below the surface of the ground, not from opencast mines

deep-rooted British & World English

Firmly embedded in thought, behaviour, or culture, and so having a persistent influence

deep-seated British & World English

Firmly established at a deep or profound level

Deep South British & World English

The south-eastern region of the US regarded as embodying traditional Southern culture and traditions

deep space British & World English

Another term for outer space.

deep throat British & World English

A person who anonymously supplies information about covert or illegal action in the organization where they work

deep-toned British & World English

(Of sound) having a low-pitched, deep tone

drink deep British & World English

Take a large draught or draughts of something

waist-deep British & World English

Of or at a depth to reach the waist

deep-rooted English Thesaurus

a fear of deep-rooted taboos

deep-seated English Thesaurus

a deep-seated concern that values are in decline

deep-coloured British & World English

Of a dark and intense colour or shade

deep-discount British & World English

Denoting financial securities carrying a low rate of interest relative to prevailing market rates and issued at a discount to their redemption value, so mainly providing capital gain rather than income

deep ecology British & World English

An environmental movement and philosophy which regards human life as just one of many equal components of a global ecosystem

deep mourning British & World English

A state of mourning, conventionally expressed by wearing only black clothing

deep-mouthed British & World English

(Of a dog) having a deep-sounding bark

deep pockets British & World English

Used to refer to the possession of abundant financial resources

Challenger Deep British & World English

The deepest part (11,034 m, 36,201 ft) of the Mariana Trench in the North Pacific, discovered by HMS Challenger II in 1948

the deep end British & World English

The end of a swimming pool where the water is deepest

deep breathing British & World English

The action of breathing deeply, especially as a method of relaxation

deep structure British & World English

(In transformational grammar) the underlying logical relationships of the elements of a phrase or sentence

in deep water British & World English

In trouble or difficulty

deep in in deep British & World English

Fully absorbed or involved in (a state or activity)

deep-vein thrombosis British & World English

Thrombosis in a vein lying deep below the skin, especially in the legs, often precipitated by immobility during illness or long-distance travel

go off the deep end British & World English

Give way immediately to an emotional outburst, especially of anger

deep brain stimulation British & World English

A nonsurgical treatment to reduce tremor and to block involuntary movements in patients with motion disorders. Small electric shocks are delivered to the thalamus (especially in the treatment of multiple sclerosis) or the globus pallidus (especially in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease), rendering these parts of the brain inactive without surgically destroying them


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