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English definition of “steep sth/sb in sth”

steep sth/sb in sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with steep   /stiːp/ us  
If something or someone is steeped in something, they are completely surrounded by or involved in it, or know a lot about it: The college is steeped in history/tradition. These ancient scholars were steeped in poetry and painting, as well as maths and astronomy.
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