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precipitous

adjective uk   /prɪˈsɪp.ɪ.təs/ us    /priːˈsɪp.ɪ.t̬əs/
If a slope is precipitous, it is very steep: a precipitous mountain path If a reduction or increase is precipitous, it is fast or great: Over the past 18 months, there has been a precipitous fall in car sales.
precipitously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The price of shares dropped precipitously with the news of poor sales figures.
Translations of “precipitous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 陡峭的,陡峻的, 驟然的,急遽的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 陡峭的,陡峻的, 骤然的,急剧的…
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