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Etymology 1

Old English stēap

Adjective

steep (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
steep

Comparative
er

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. Of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc. that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.
  2. (informal) expensive
    That's a bit steep.
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Etymology 2

Old English *stīepan

Verb

Infinitive
to steep

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to steep (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To soak an item (or to be soaked) in liquid in order to gradually add or remove components to or from the item
    Skins are steeped in a tanning solution to create leather
  2. To be imbued with an abstract quality
    A town steeped in history
  3. (US) and (UK) To make tea (or other beverage) by placing leaves in hot water.
Translations

Noun

Singular
steep

Plural
-

steep (-)
  1. A liquid used in a steeping process
    Corn steep has many industrial uses

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