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English definition of “steep”

steep

adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT GRADUAL)   /stip/
(of a slope) rising or falling at a sharp angle: The train slowed as it went up a steep incline. A steep rise or fall is one that goes very quickly from low to high or from high to low: Yesterday’s steep decline in the value of the dollar was unexpected.
(Definition of steep adjective (NOT GRADUAL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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