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English definition of “steep”

steep

verb     /stiːp/
be steeped in sth to have a lot of something around or to be strongly influenced by something: The town is steeped in history.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
(Definition of steep verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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