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Meaning of “deepen” in the English Dictionary

"deepen" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈdiː.pən/
  • deepen verb (DARK)

[I] to ​becomedarker: The ​shadows deepened as the ​sundropped below the ​horizon.
(Definition of deepen from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deepen" in American English

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deepenverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈdi·pən/
to ​become more ​stronglyfelt or ​experienced, or to make something this way: [I] Over the ​years, her ​love for him deepened.
(Definition of deepen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"deepen" in Business English

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deepenverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈdiːpən/
to ​increase or become more serious; to make something ​increase or become more serious: There are fears that the ​crisis in the Pacific ​region could deepen considerably. Some ​experts say ​raisinginterestrates to fight ​inflation might deepen the ​economicslowdown. To deepen its ​relationships with advertisers, the ​company has begun to ​offercorporatecustomersaccess to ​research about ​onlineconsumers.
(Definition of deepen from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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