Significado de “steep” - en el Diccionario Inglés

steep en inglés británico

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steepadjective

uk /stiːp/ us /stiːp/

steep adjective (NOT GRADUAL)

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.

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.

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steepness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈstiːp.nəs/ us /ˈstiːp.nəs/

steepverb [ I or T ]

uk /stiːp/ us /stiːp/

(Definición de steep del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

steep en inglés americano

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steepadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /stip/

steep adjective [ -er/-est only ] (NOT GRADUAL)

(of a slope) rising or falling at a sharp angle:

The train slowed as it went up a steep incline.

A steep rise or fall is one that goes very quickly from low to high or from high to low:

Yesterday’s steep decline in the value of the dollar was unexpected.

steep adjective [ -er/-est only ] (TOO HIGH)

(esp. of prices) too high; more than is reasonable:

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel, but the charges were a bit steep.

steepverb [ I/T ]

us /stip/

steep verb [ I/T ] (MAKE WET)

to stay or cause to stay in a liquid, esp. in order to improve flavor or to become soft or clean:

[ I ] Let the tea steep for five minutes.
[ T ] This stain will come out if you steep the cloth in cold water.

To be steeped in something is to be filled with it or to know a lot about it:

[ T ] The college is steeped in tradition.

(Definición de steep del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

steep en inglés de negocios

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steepadjective

uk /stiːp/ us

sudden and very big:

steep decline/drop/fall With the steep fall in the price of oil, the economy has slowed significantly.
steep rise/increase The property market is beginning to decline after years of steep price increases.

very high or higher than is reasonable:

steep fee/charge/cost Investors are concerned about the steep cost of the banking bail-out.
Co-operatives could soon face steep taxes.

(Definición de steep del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)