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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb steep:
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Definition of the adjective steep
What does steep mean as an attribute of a noun?
Steep is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.
adjective - degrees: steeper | steepest
- having a sharp inclination
- greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
- of a slope; set at a high angle
- examples: note the steep incline | a steep roof sheds snow
- similar: high
Alternative definition of the adjective steep
- Of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc. that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.
- [informal] expensive
Definition of the noun steep
What does steep mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: steeps
- a steep place (as on a hill)
Alternative definition of the noun steep
- A liquid used in a steeping process
Definition of the verb steep
What does steep mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: steeped | steeping | steeps
- devote (oneself) fully to
- lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
- synonyms of steep: absorb / engross / engulf / immerse / plunge / soak up
- more generic words: center / centre / concentrate / focus / pore / rivet = direct one's attention on something
- more specific terms: drink in / drink = be fascinated or spell-bound by
- let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse
- examples: steep the blossoms in oil | steep the fruit in alcohol
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Bill dried the clothes [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The clothes dried wrinkled [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Tony broke the glass to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Bill dried the clothes with a hairdryer [Instrument] [Verb] [Patient] The hairdryer dried the clothes [Patient] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] Piggy banks break open [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Piggy banks break open with a hammer [Patient] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Glasses break to pieces [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Glasses break to pieces with a rock
Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): abase, abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, accelerate, acetify, acidify, activate, advance, age, agglomerate, air, alkalify, alter, ameliorate, americanize, amplify, anesthetize, anglicize, animate, apostatize, atomize, attenuate, augment, awake, awaken, balance, beautify, bedew, bifurcate, bisect, blacken, blast, bleach, bloody, blunt, blur, bolshevize, botch, brighten, broaden, burn, burst, calcify, capacitate, capsize, caramelize, carbonize, castrate, categorize, catholicize, cauterize, change, char, cheapen, chill, chlorinate, christianize, circumcise, civilize, clean, clear, clog, close, clouded, coagulate, coarsen, collapse, collect, commercialize, compress, condense, constrict, constringe, construct, contract, cool, correct, corrode, corrugate, corrupt, cremate, crimson, crisp, crumble, crystallize, curdle, dampen, darken, de-escalate, deafen, decelerate, decentralize, decrease, deepen, deflate, defrost, degenerate, degrade, dehumidify, dehydrate, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, depressurize, desalinate, desiccate, destabilize, deteriorate, detonate, devalue, diffract, diffuse, dilate, dilute, dim, diminish, dirty, disintegrate, dislocate, disorganize, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, diversify, divide, domesticate, double, drain, dry, dull, ease, effeminate, emaciate, emasculate, embitter, embrocate, empty, emulsify, energize, enhance, enlarge, equalize, equilibrate, eternalize, europeanize, evaporate, even, expand, explode, fade, famish, fatten, federate, feminize, fertilize, fill, firm, flatten, flood, fossilize, fray, freeze, freshen, frost, fructify, fuse, gasify, gelatinize, gladden, granulate, gray, grow, halt, harden, harmonize, hasten, heal, heat, heighten, humidify, hush, hybridize, hydrogenate, ignite, improve, incinerate, increase, incubate, inflate, intensify, invert, iodize, ionize, kindle, laminate, lengthen, lessen, level, levitate, light, lighten, lignify, liquefy, loop, loose, loosen, macerate, magnetize, magnify, mature, mechanize, mellow, melt, mineralize, mobilize, moderate, modernize, modulate, moisten, motorize, muddy, multiply, mute, narrow, nasalize, nationalize, naturalize, neutralize, nitrify, normalize, objectify, obscure, open, operate, ossify, overturn, oxidize, pale, paralyze, pasteurize, perfect, petrify, polarize, polymerize, pop, popularize, proliferate, propagate, publicize, pulverize, purify, purple, putrefy, quadruple, quicken, quiet, quieten, rarefy, reanimate, redden, regularize, rekindle, reopen, reproduce, resuscitate, reverse, revive, ripen, roughen, rupture, saponify, scorch, sear, secularize, sharpen, short, short-circuit, shorten, shrink, shrivel, shush, shut, sicken, silence, silver, singe, sink, slack, slacken, slim, slow, smooth, soak, sober, soften, solidify, sour, sovietize, sprout, stabilize, standardize, steady, steepen, sterilize, stiffen, stratify, strengthen, submerge, subside, sunburn, sweeten, tame, tan, taper, tauten, tense, thaw, thicken, thin, tighten, tilt, tire, topple, toughen, tousle, tranquilize, treble, triple, ulcerate, unionize, urbanize, vaporize, vary, ventilate, vibrate, vitrify, volatilize, vulcanize, wake, waken, warm, weaken, westernize, wet, whiten, widen, worsen, yellow.
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonym of steep: infuse
- more generic words: imbue / soak = fill, soak, or imbue totally
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the verb steep
- To soak an item (or to be soaked) in liquid in order to gradually add or remove components to or from the item
- To be imbued with an abstract quality
- [US] and [British] To make tea (or other beverage) by placing leaves in hot water.
"Steep" is a 2007 documentary about extreme skiing written and directed by Mark Obenhaus. Steep explores the history of extreme and Big Mountain Skiing, starting with its roots in 1960s and 1970s North America and Europe, with Bill Briggs' now famous first descent of the Grand Teton, and progressing through to the current day sport.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- genres: Sports, Documentary film
- rating: PG (USA)
- released on (7 years ago)
- STEEP is a musical group.
- albums: "Your Reality", "NEW HORIZONS"
- official website: www.steep-music.de
- Steep is a musical group.
- album: "Undisclosed"
- official website: www.steepband.com
There are other groups with in their name, like Steep Canyon Rangers.
Steep is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 1.4 miles north of Petersfield, just off the A3 road.
- part of United Kingdom
Phrases with Steep
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Steep
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by Brent Douglas Galloway
Bare Bluffs, a steep slope on the west side of ...
The London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprisiong a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge (1837)
Bain bis, or gray steep.–Take a sufficient quantity (ten pails) of the strong barilla water in a tub, and mix with it two pailfuls of sheep's dung; then pour into it two quart bottles of sulphuric acid, one pound of gum-arabic, and one pound of sal ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
liner steed horse, charger steed of Nereid seahorse steel beam girder steel joist l-beam steel pipe rod steel plating on ships armour steel shoe solleret steel supporting-beam girder steel wedge free steep abrupt, hilly, immerse, precipitous , ...
by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler
JC; Steep.; w. C. Baker (Polyd.; Gal.; Timel.; PW); Konitz (SN; Musi., Steep.); Charles (SN); K. Lightsey; M. D'Ambrosio (Sunny.); ...
Embracing in All Nearly Three Thousand Articles on Arts and Sciences by James Smith (author of the Panorama of science and art.)
Step II --Bainbie, or Gray Steep.—Take a sutficient quantity (ten pails) of the strong barilla water in a. tub, and dissolve or dilute in it two pails full of sheep's dung, ...
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Another view of the slope in Dean Clough, Halifax
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The escalator shaft at Peachtree Station of the MARTA transportation system in Atlanta, Georgia. If you quickly looked down, then up (or vice versa), you could get dizzy!
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Up towards Kelston Round Hill
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Going down what is, apparently, the steepest passenger-carrying railway in the world.
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Salmon Creek Trail to the dam
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Hillhead Bungalow, Hill Head, Penryn
Photo credit: Tim Green aka atoach
- Steep steps
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- YEP its STEEP!
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- Steep bear
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Videos about Steep
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- Bradley Hughes Golf- The Definition of Shallow & Steep
Many people have difficulty viewing the golf swing and understanding the difference between the term- shallow swing path & steep swing path. This video ...
- Steep Meaning
Video shows what steep means. Of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc. that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.. expensive. Difficult to ...
- How to use Breadboard simple step by steep explanation
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- Steep Terrain - Distance meter app description
Navigate and measure Steep Terrain. Tutorial...
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Quotes about Steep
Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning. (Hesiod)
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Scrabble value of S1T1E1E1P3
The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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