Meaning of “steeply” in the English Dictionary

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

"steeply" in American English

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us /ˈstip·li/

at a sharp angle:

The beach slopes steeply down to the sea.

(Definition of “steeply” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"steeply" in Business English

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uk /ˈstiːpli/ us

suddenly and by a large amount:

rise/climb/increase steeply Companies are cutting back at a time when costs are rising steeply.
fall/drop/decline steeply

(Definition of “steeply” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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