steep

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Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
steep

Comparative
steeper

Superlative
steepest

  1. If a hill or slope is steep, it goes up at a high angle.
    Be very careful; the hill is very steep and it's easy to fall and hurt yourself.
  2. If a price or cost of something is steep, it is very high or expensive.
    $500 for an old, used television set? No thanks, that's too steep for me.

Synonyms[change]

Antonyms[change]

Steep slopes

Verb[change]

Plain form
steep

Third-person singular
steeps

Past tense
steeped

Past participle
steeped

Present participle
steeping

  1. To soak something in a liquid.
  2. To be soaked in a liquid.
  3. To be full of some quality.
    The accident is steeped in mystery.
    The town is steeped in history.