There are 2 main translations of steep in Spanish:

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steep 1

American English: /stip/
British English: /stiːp/

adjective -er, -est

  • 1 1.1
    (slope/hill/stairs)
    (descent)
    en picada or (Spain) en picado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (large)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (excessive) [colloquial] 2.1 (of prices) he charged me $200 — that's a bit steep!
    me cobró 200 dólares — ¡qué caro! or ¡se le fue un poco la mano!
    2.2 (unreasonable)
    poco razonable
    it's a bit steep to expect them to work without a break
    no es muy razonable que digamos, esperar que trabajen sin un descanso
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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steep 2

transitive verb

  • (to soften, clean)
    dejar en or a remojo
    (to flavor)
    steeped in ignorance
    sumido en una ignorancia supina
    a city steeped in history
    una ciudad de gran riqueza histórica
    a playwright steeped in classical Greek theater
    un dramaturgo empapado del teatro griego clásico
    Example sentences
    • Cover the mixture, steep for two hours, then strain it through muslin cloth into a suitable watering can or pump-spray bottle.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1
    (fruit)
    macerarse
    1.2
    (tea)
    estar en infusión
    let the tea steep for 5 minutes
    deje el té en infusión 5 minutos
    the tea is steeping
    el té se está haciendo
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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