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steep



I - noun
a steep place (as on a hill)
Hypernyms:
descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination,
declension, downslope

II - verb
1. devote (oneself) fully to (Freq. 2)
- He immersed himself into his studies
Syn:
immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up
Derivationally related forms:
absorption (for: absorb), engrossment (for: engross), immersion (for: immerse)
Hypernyms:
concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet
Hyponyms:
drink in, drink
Verb Group:
plunge, immerse
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s somebody PP
- Somebody ----s something (for: soak up)
- Somebody ----s something (for: absorb)
2. let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse
- steep the blossoms in oil
- steep the fruit in alcohol
Syn:
infuse
Derivationally related forms:
steeper
Hypernyms:
soak, imbue
Hyponyms:
marinade, marinate, decoct, infuse, draw
Verb Group:
infuse
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

III - adjective
1. having a sharp inclination (Freq. 5)
- the steep attic stairs
- steep cliffs
Ant:
gradual
Similar to:
abrupt, precipitous, sharp, bluff, bold,
sheer, heavy, perpendicular, steepish, steep-sided
See Also:
vertical, perpendicular
Derivationally related forms:
steepness
2. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
- exorbitant rent
- extortionate prices
- spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
- usurious interest rate
- unconscionable spending
Syn:
exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, unconscionable, usurious
Similar to:
immoderate
Derivationally related forms:
usury (for: usurious), outrageousness (for: outrageous), exorbitance (for: exorbitant)
3. of a slope;
set at a high angle
- note the steep incline
- a steep roof sheds snow
Similar to:
high
Derivationally related forms:
steepness

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