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English definition of “steep”

steep

adjective (NOT GRADUAL)    /stiːp/
B1 (of a slope) rising or falling at a sharp angle: a steep slope It's a steep climb to the top of the mountain, but the view is worth it. The castle is set on a steep hill/hillside.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tiltingHills and mountains C1 A steep rise or fall is one that goes very quickly from low to high or from high to low: There has been a steep increase/rise in prices.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting steepness     /ˈstiːp.nəs/ noun [U]
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