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deep
American English: /dip/
British English: /diːp/

Translation of deep in Spanish:

adjective -er, -est

  • 1 1.1
    (ravine/well)
    (gash/wound)
    (dish)
    (pan)
    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 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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    (note)
    3.2 (dark) 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)
    (look/gaze)
    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] 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)
    5.2 (enigmatic)
    (mystery/secret)
    you're a deep one [colloquial]
    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 -er, -est

  • 1 1.1 (of penetration) See examples: 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) See examples: to go deep/deeper (into something)
    ahondar/ahondar más (en algo)
    profundizar/profundizar más (en algo)
  • 2 2.1 (situated far from edge) See examples: 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 somethingwe'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]
    ya no te puedes echar atrás: estás metido en esto hasta el cuello [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The narrator gets off a train in a deserted countryside and walks deep into the forest, where he makes camp and goes to sleep.
    • The peroxide, he says, wouldn't penetrate very deep beneath the surface.
    • Some short trails lead to viewpoints; longer and more difficult trails penetrate deep into the forest and wilderness.
  • 3 (extensively) See examples: to drink deep of something [literary]
    embeberse de or en algo

noun (no plural)

[literary]
  • 1.1 (sea) See examples: the deep a monster from the deep
    un monstruo de las profundidades (del mar) [literary]
    1.2 (most intense part) See examples: in the deep of winter
    en lo más crudo del invierno
    Example sentences
    • The oarsmen pushed their oars above the water while a brawny man dropped an anchor into the deep.
    • And that's before we even get to the more bizarre denizens of the deep.
    • A bit later they had proof of his ignorance when he told them to cast their nets in the deep during broad daylight.

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