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- Steep as a Verb
- Definitions of "Steep" as a verb
- Synonyms of "Steep" as a verb (7 Words)
- Usage Examples of "Steep" as a verb
- Steep as an Adjective
- Definitions of "Steep" as an adjective
- Synonyms of "Steep" as an adjective (22 Words)
- Usage Examples of "Steep" as an adjective
- Associations of "Steep" (30 Words)
The synonyms of “Steep” are: exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, unconscionable, usurious, precipitous, sheer, abrupt, sharp, perpendicular, vertical, bluff, vertiginous, dizzy, sudden, precipitate, rapid, expensive, dear, costly, high, stiff, absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, infuse
Steep as a Verb
Definitions of "Steep" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “steep” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Devote (oneself) fully to.
- Let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse.
Synonyms of "Steep" as a verb (7 Words)
|absorb||Take in, also metaphorically.|
The liquids light and gases absorb.
|engross||Gain or keep exclusive possession of (something.|
The notes totally engrossed him.
|engulf||Eat or swallow (something) whole.|
The toad can engulf nestling birds.
|immerse||Cause to be immersed.|
She was still immersed in her thoughts.
Infuse the dried flowers in boiling water.
|plunge||(of a ship) pitch.|
He came to a decision and plunged on before he had time to reconsider it.
|soak up||Submerge in a liquid.|
Usage Examples of "Steep" as a verb
- Steep the fruit in alcohol.
- Steep the blossoms in oil.
Steep as an Adjective
Definitions of "Steep" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “steep” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- (of a price or demand) not reasonable; excessive.
- (of a rise or fall in an amount) very large or rapid.
- Of a slope; set at a high angle.
- Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation.
- Having a sharp inclination.
- (of a claim or account) exaggerated or incredible.
- (of a slope, flight of stairs, or angle) rising or falling sharply; almost perpendicular.
Synonyms of "Steep" as an adjective (22 Words)
|abrupt||(of a style of speech or writing) not flowing smoothly; disjointed.|
The match came to an abrupt end.
|bluff||Bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured.|
A bluff and rugged natural leader.
|costly||Costing a lot; expensive.|
The government s biggest and most costly mistake.
One s dearest wish.
|dizzy||Having or involving a sensation of spinning around and losing one’s balance.|
Jonathan had begun to suffer dizzy spells.
|exorbitant||Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation.|
Some hotels charge exorbitant rates for phone calls.
|expensive||High in price or charging high prices.|
|extortionate||(of a price) much too high; exorbitant.|
|high||Being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension sometimes used in combinations like knee high.|
A high mountain.
|outrageous||Wildly exaggerated or improbable.|
Subjected to outrageous cruelty.
|perpendicular||So steep as to be almost vertical.|
The perpendicular cliff.
|precipitate||Done with very great haste and without due deliberation.|
A precipitate decline in Labour fortunes.
|precipitous||Dangerously high or steep.|
The track skirted a precipitous drop.
|rapid||Happening in a short time or at a great rate.|
They lost three wickets in rapid succession.
|sharp||Having or emitting a high pitched and sharp tone or tones.|
The job was a sharp contrast from her past life.
|sheer||Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers.|
Sheer white silk chiffon.
A stiff neck.
|sudden||Happening without warning or in a short space of time.|
A sudden cure.
|unconscionable||Lacking a conscience.|
The unconscionable conduct of his son.
|usurious||Relating to or characterized by usury; extortionate.|
They lend money at usurious rates.
|vertical||Upright in position or posture.|
The vertical axis.
|vertiginous||Having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling.|
Vertiginous drops to the valleys below.
Usage Examples of "Steep" as an adjective
- The steep rise in unemployment.
- The steep attic stairs.
- A steep membership fee.
- Steep cliffs.
- A steep roof sheds snow.
- She pushed the bike up the steep hill.
- Note the steep incline.
- This is a rather steep statement.
Associations of "Steep" (30 Words)
|axis||In World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations.|
The leaflets are arranged in rows on a slender axis.
|brae||A steep bank or hillside.|
A figure was spied struggling up the brae.
|canyon||A ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall.|
The Grand Canyon.
|chasm||A deep fissure in the earth’s surface.|
The chasm between rich and poor.
|cliff||A steep rock face, especially at the edge of the sea.|
A coast path along the top of rugged cliffs.
|edge||Strike the ball with the edge of the bat strike a ball delivered by the bowler with the edge of the bat.|
The edge of the leaf is wavy.
|foothill||A relatively low hill on the lower slope of a mountain.|
The camp lies in the foothills of the Andes.
|glen||A narrow secluded valley (in the mountains.|
|gorge||A narrow pass (especially one between mountains.|
They gorged themselves on Cornish cream teas.
|gradient||The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal.|
Fail safe brakes for use on steep gradients.
|hill||Form into a hill.|
A hill of ruffs looked at from a distance on a sunny day was a very pleasing spectacle.
|hurried||Moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste.|
The hurried life of a city.
|incline||An inclined surface or plane a slope especially on a road or railway.|
Some people are very mathematically inclined.
|mound||A small hill.|
The dead were cremated and then buried at the centre of a great mound.
|mountain||A large surplus stock of a commodity.|
They sought refuge in the mountains.
|obliquity||The presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle.|
|perpendicular||Perpendicular position or direction.|
The wall declines from the perpendicular a little inward.
|precipice||A very steep rock face or cliff, especially a tall one.|
We swerved toward the edge of the precipice.
|precipitant||Done with very great haste and without due deliberation- Shakespeare- Arthur Geddes.|
Depression may be a precipitant in many cases.
|precipitous||Done with very great haste and without due deliberation- Shakespeare- Arthur Geddes.|
The precipitous rapids of the upper river.
|promontory||A point of high land that juts out into the sea or a large lake; a headland.|
A rocky promontory.
|ramp||Provide with a ramp.|
They re trying to ramp the share price.
|ravine||A deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water.|
|ridge||Form into a ridge.|
The land ridges towards the South.
|scarp||Provide a ditch in a fortification with a steep scarp and counterscarp.|
The scarped edge of the central plateau.
|slant||A biased way of looking at or presenting something.|
|vale||A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river.|
The Vale of Glamorgan.
|valley||A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river.|
The valley floor.
|vertical||A vertical structural member as a post or stake.|
The vertical axis.