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Dictionary definition for: Steep

1. (n) a steep place (as on a hill)

2. (v) engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"

3. (a) having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs" "steep cliffs"

4. (v) let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil" "steep the fruit in alcohol"

5. (s) greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent" "extortionate prices" "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment" "usorious interest rate" "unconscionable spending"

6. (s) of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline" "a steep roof sheds snow"

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