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steep 1

 (stēp)
adj. steep·er, steep·est
1. Having a sharp inclination; precipitous.
2. At a rapid or precipitous rate: a steep rise in imports.
3.
a. Excessive; stiff: a steep price.
b. Ambitious; difficult: a steep undertaking.
n.
A precipitous slope.

[Middle English stepe, from Old English stēap.]

steep′ly adv.
steep′ness n.
Synonyms: steep1, abrupt, precipitous, sheer2
These adjectives mean so sharply inclined as to be almost perpendicular: steep cliffs; an abrupt drop-off; precipitous hills; a sheer descent.

steep 2

 (stēp)
v. steeped, steep·ing, steeps
v.tr.
1. To immerse in liquid for a period of time, as to cleanse, treat, or extract a given property from: steeped the cloth in red dye; steeped the tea bag in boiling water.
2. To involve or preoccupy thoroughly; immerse: As a child, she steeped herself in adventure stories.
3. To make thoroughly wet; saturate.
v.intr.
To undergo a soaking in liquid: Let the tea steep for five minutes.
n.
1.
a. The act or process of steeping.
b. The state of being steeped.
2. A liquid, bath, or solution in which something is steeped.

[Middle English stepen, perhaps from Old English *stīepan; akin to Swedish stöpa and Danish støbe, to soak (barley for malting), cast (metal), from Germanic *staupjan, probably denominative verb from *staupan, a kind of vessel for liquids (also the source of Old Norse staup, cup; see stoup).]

steep′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.steeply - in a steep manner; "the street rose steeply up to the castle"
Translations
بارْتِفاعٍ شَديد
příkře
meredeken
skyndilega

steeply

[ˈstiːplɪ] ADV the mountain rises steeplyla montaña está cortada a pico
the road climbs steeplyla carretera sube muy empinada
prices have risen steeplylos precios han subido muchísimo

steeply

[ˈstiːpli] adv
(referring to a slope)en pente raide
(referring to rates, costs) [rise, fall] → brusquement

steeply

advsteil

steeply

[ˈstiːplɪ] advripidamente
to rise/fall steeply (road, hill) → salire/scendere ripidamente (fig) (prices) → aumentare/diminuire vertiginosamente

steep1

(stiːp) adjective
1. (of eg a hill, stairs etc) rising with a sudden rather than a gradual slope. The hill was too steep for me to cycle up; a steep path; a steep climb.
2. (of a price asked or demand made) unreasonable or too great. He wants rather a steep price for his house, doesn't he?; That's a bit steep!
ˈsteepness noun
ˈsteeply adverb
in a steep or sudden way. The path/prices rose steeply.
References in classic literature ?
And there with the strained craft steeply leaning over to it, by reason of the enormous downward drag from the lower mast-head, and every yard-arm on that side projecting like a crane over the waves; there, that blood-dripping head hung to the Pequod's waist like the giant Holofernes's from the girdle of Judith.
I stared at her weather-beaten side heeling steeply towards me; and then she passed out of my range of view.
Their less steeply slanting gangways seemed to invite the strolling sailors in search of a berth to walk on board and try "for a chance" with the chief mate, the guardian of a ship's efficiency.
The latter, though sometimes boisterous, are generally free from obstructions, and easily navigated; but the rivers to the west of the mountains descend more steeply and impetuously, and are continually liable to cascades and rapids.
Down below, by the harbour, the little stone houses of a past century were clustered in a delightful confusion, and the narrow streets, climbing down steeply, had an air of antiquity which appealed to the imagination.
The run-way now became a deeply worn path, rising so steeply that several times the party paused for breath.
The earth bank ran steeply down to the water, but here and there, in several places, where at some time slides of earth had occurred, there were run-ways.
Down went the sun and down, not diving steeply, but passing northward as it sank, and then suddenly daylight and the expansive warmth of daylight had gone altogether, and the index of the statoscope quivered over to Descente.
It gave us a sharp shock, for we thought she was gone, sure, for the ground slanted steeply, and to save herself seemed a sheer impossibility; but she managed to scramble up, and ran by us laughing.
He could detect no parishioners except the pine-trees, rising up steeply on all sides, and gesturing to each other against the blue.
Darkness fell before he reached them; but he kept on until he felt the steeply rising ground that proclaimed his arrival at the base of the hills proper, and then he lay down and waited until morning should reveal the easiest passage to the land beyond.
We found the lake deep and the bottom rocky and steeply shelving toward the center, and once when I moved straight out from shore to take other soundings we could find no bottom whatsoever.