There are 2 translations of steep in Spanish:

steep1

Pronunciation: /stiːp/

adj (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 [slope/hill/stairs] empinado; [drop] brusco, abrupto; [descent] en picada or (Spain/España) en picado
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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.
    1.2 (large) [increase/decline] considerable, pronunciado, marcado
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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.
  • 2 (excessive) [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (of prices) alto, excesivo 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
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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.

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There are 2 translations of steep in Spanish:

steep2

vt

  • (to soften, clean) remojar, dejar en or a remojo; (to flavor) macerar 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
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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.

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  • 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
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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.

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Word of the day juerga
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partying …
Cultural fact of the day

Bullfighting is popular in Spain and in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. For some Spaniards it is crucial to Spanish identity. The season runs from March to October in Spain, from November to March in Latin America.