Definition Of steep


(of a price or demand) not reasonable; excessive.

a steep membership fee

(of a slope, flight of stairs, angle, ascent, etc.) rising or falling sharply; nearly perpendicular.

she pushed the bike up the steep hill

a steep mountain slope.

hair-raising steeps

soak (food or tea) in water or other liquid so as to extract its flavor or to soften it.

the chilies are steeped in olive oil

surround or fill with a quality or influence.

a city steeped in history

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Example Of steep

  • After another gate, continue to a stream before climbing north-eastwards up the steep slopes of Compass Hill, whose iron content plays havoc with the compass.

  • Although prices are steep , there is a huge demand for high-quality property in Europe's top ski resorts.

  • Apart from Dravid who always puts a steep price on his wicket, the others have only confirmed that they are good wicket and good condition players.

  • At Gusev Crater, Spirit had to divert from her original course up Husband Hill because the slopes were too steep and the sandy terrain too slippery.

  • Bearded passages of vegetation cling to steep rock, and the strong Yangtze current spills diagonally along the bottom of the frame.

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