Meaning of “steepen” in the English Dictionary


"steepen" in English

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uk /ˈstiː.pən/ us /ˈstiː.pən/

[ I or T ] to become steeper, or to make something do this:

The trail began to steepen near the top of the hill.

[ I ] If something such as a cost steepens, it increases:

Our costs have steepened since we began this project.

(Definition of “steepen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)