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steep - Dictionary definition and meaning for word steep

(noun) a steep place (as on a hill)
(verb) devote (oneself) fully to
Synonyms : absorb , engross , engulf , immerse , plunge , soak up
Example Sentence
  • He immersed himself into his studies

(verb) let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse
Synonyms : infuse
Example Sentence
  • steep the blossoms in oil
  • steep the fruit in alcohol

(adj) having a sharp inclination
Example Sentence
  • the steep attic stairs
  • steep cliffs

(adj) greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
Example Sentence
  • exorbitant rent
  • extortionate prices
  • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
  • usurious interest rate
  • unconscionable spending

(adj) of a slope; set at a high angle
Example Sentence
  • note the steep incline
  • a steep roof sheds snow

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for steep

It's "stow deep". i.e., keep something deep in a liquid.
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by garrulous

while climbing STEEP slopes you get SOAKED OR SATURATED
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by maneesh1000

steep~weep ; when you weep your cheeks steep !
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by khushi5

s+teep(cheat in hindi)..I've devoted myself to cheat and not to study
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by anshulnirvana

to steep is to become 'steeply' wet or soaked
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by saif_mohmd

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