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Pronunciation: /diːp/

Translation of deep in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 [ravine/well] profundo, hondo; [gash/wound] profundo; [dish] hondo; [pan] alto the ditch is 6 ft deep la zanja tiene 6 pies de profundidad the deep waters of the river las profundas aguas del río a deep pile carpet una alfombra de pelo largo the deep end of the pool la parte (más) profunda or honda de la piscina ankle-/knee-deep hasta los tobillos/la rodilla the water's only ankle-deep el agua llega solo hasta los tobillos we're waist-deep in work estamos con muchísimo trabajo see also deep end
    Example sentences
    • The mountain scenery was totally awesome with spectacular peaks, glacial rivers and deep mountain gorges.
    • Since it was built over a deep gorge, it was well protected against destructive forces.
    • Rocky gullets of white water open out into deep gorges where salmon lie waiting for water to continue their upstream journey.
    1.2 (horizontally) [shelf/wardrobe] profundo the soldiers were standing 12 deep los soldados formaban columnas de 12 en fondo the site is 100ft wide by 50ft deep el terreno tiene 100 pies de ancho por 50 de largo or de fondo 1.3 (broad) [border/edge] ancho
    Example sentences
    • Why is it impossible to pump water from very deep in the ground with a surface pump?
    • The grave generally is located in a riverbed or somewhere deep in the forest.
    • Last September we went to the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, just in the general admission section which was deep in the woods.
  • 2 [sigh/groan] profundo, hondo take a deep breath respire hondo
    Example sentences
    • She took a deep breath and swallowed the sobs that were rising in her throat.
    • Once she was settled in with an arm slung over his chest, she sighed a deep breath of relief.
    • Michael sighed, leaning his head back as he took a deep breath to calm himself.
  • 3 3.1 (low-pitched) [voice] profundo, grave; [note] grave 3.2 (dark) [color] intenso, subido a deeper shade of red un rojo más intenso or subido a deep tan un bronceado intenso
    Example sentences
    • Although the main stem is still thin and whippy, it is an attractive, shiny, deep purple in colour.
    • The colours are deep and rich and help set an operatic mood and tone for almost every scene.
    • The sky had become a dark shade of indigo, tinged with the remnants of deep magenta.
    Example sentences
    • At his urging I strummed the guitar, closing my eyes as a gorgeous deep sound resonated.
    • This means that there are additional deep sounds which cannot be heard.
    • He thought he heard a rumbling sound, a deep voice coming from somewhere far away.
  • 4 (intense) [sleep/love/interest] profundo; [look/gaze] intenso, profundo in deep mourning de luto riguroso it is with deep regret that … es con gran or profundo pesar que … as the crisis grew deeper a medida que se agudizaba la crisis there is deep suspicion that … existen grandes or graves sospechas de que … to be in deep trouble estar* en un serio apuro or [colloquial/familiar] en un buen lío it left a deep impression on me me causó una profunda impresión
    Example sentences
    • When citizens lack confidence in the basic institutions of democracy, the nation is in very deep trouble.
    • We think that humanity could be heading for deep trouble unless we take action very soon.
    • They are in deep, deep trouble, and the economy will get worse and worse.
    Example sentences
    • Personal relationships are full of deep feelings and emotions but you need to wait for the right time to expose them.
    • This place is home, if anywhere is, and I love it with a deep passion.
    • It was a deep feeling of dissatisfaction, and it was making ordinary people do very crazy things.
  • 5 5.1 (intellectually) [thoughts/learning] profundo 5.2 (enigmatic) [mystery/secret] profundo you're a deep one [colloquial/familiar] tú eres un enigma
    Example sentences
    • Nothing deep or philosophical, you understand, just: how is this going to get better?
    • They understood something very deep that we more secular types never learned.
    • Do you understand what deep and metaphysical things he is trying to say?
    Example sentences
    • I'm a pretty deep person, and cruising gives me a chance to be alone and think.
    • I've always wanted to meet you, you seem like such a deep person with a beautiful soul.
    • As you would expect from someone who has made a living in the movie capital for more than 30 years, he is neither a subtle nor a very deep man.
    Example sentences
    • I must also take notice of her deep understanding of Middle Eastern affairs, despite the fact that she has never lived there.
    • They like to have a deep understanding of how to do business.
    • Those who worked with him at the time have commented on his deep understanding of Canada and Canadian issues.

adverb/adverbio (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (of penetration) to dig deep cavar hondo they marched deep into the jungle se internaron or adentraron en lo más profundo de la selva he thrust his hands deep in(to) his pockets hundió las manos en los bolsillos feelings run very deep among the population hay un sentir muy fuerte entre la población he looked deep into her eyes la miró fijamente a los ojos 1.2 (thoroughly) to go deep/deeper (into sth) ahondar/ahondar más (en algo), profundizar*/profundizar* más (en algo)
  • 2 2.1 (situated far from edge) deep in the forest en lo profundo del bosque deep in the subconscious mind en lo profundo del subconsciente the roots of this trouble lie deep las raíces de este problema son muy profundas deep down you know I'm right en el fondo sabes que tengo razón 2.2 (greatly involved)to be deep in sth we're still deep in debt todavía estamos muy endeudados or tenemos muchísimas deudas I found her deep in her book la encontré absorta or ensimismada en su libro you can't back out now: you're in this too deep [colloquial/familiar] ya no te puedes echar atrás: estás metido en esto hasta el cuello [colloquial/familiar]
  • 3 (extensively) to drink deep of sth [literary/literario] embeberse de or en algo


[literary/literario] (no plural/sin plural)
  • 1.1 (sea) the deep el piélago [literary/literario] a monster from the deep un monstruo de las profundidades (del mar) [literary/literario] 1.2 (most intense part) in the deep of winter en lo más crudo del invierno

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