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English definition of “steep”

steep

verb [I/T] (MAKE WET)   /stip/
to stay or cause to stay in a liquid , esp . in order to improve flavor or to become soft or clean : [I] Let the tea steep for five minutes . [T] This stain will come out if you steep the cloth in cold water . To be steeped in something is to be filled with it or to know a lot about it: [T] The college is steeped in tradition .
(Definition of steep verb (MAKE WET) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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