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steeper, comparative; steepest, superlative;
  1. (of a slope, flight of stairs, angle, ascent, etc.) Rising or falling sharply; nearly perpendicular
    • - she pushed the bike up the steep hill
  2. (of a rise or fall in an amount) Large or rapid
    • - the steep rise in unemployment
  3. (of a price or demand) Not reasonable; excessive
    • - a steep membership fee
  4. (of a claim or account) Exaggerated or incredible
    • - this is a rather steep statement
  1. Soak (food or tea) in water or other liquid so as to extract its flavor or to soften it
    • - the chilies are steeped in olive oil
    • - the noodles should be left to steep for 3–4 minutes
  2. Soak or saturate (cloth) in water or other liquid

  3. Surround or fill with a quality or influence
    • - a city steeped in history
  1. A steep mountain slope
    • - hair-raising steeps

  1. a steep place (as on a hill)
  2. devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"
  3. having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"
  4. exorbitant: greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
  5. let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"
  6. of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow"
  7. Steep is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is north of Petersfield, just off the A3 road.
  8. Steep is a 2007 documentary about extreme skiing written and directed by Mark Obenhaus . Steep explorers the history of extreme and Big Mountain Skiing, starting with its roots in 1960s and 1970s North America and Europe, with Bill Briggs now famous first decent of the Grand Teton , and ...
  9. In mathematics, the slope or gradient of a line describes its steepness, incline, or grade. A higher slope value indicates a steeper incline.
  10. Steeping or weltering may mean: # Saturation in a liquid solvent to extract a soluble ingredient, where the solvent is the desired product. Tea is prepared for drinking by steeping the leaves in heated water to release the flavor and nutrients. ...
  11. A liquid used in a steeping process; To soak an item (or to be soaked) in liquid in order to gradually add or remove components to or from the item; To be imbued with an abstract quality; and (UK) To make tea (or other beverage) by placing leaves in hot water; Of a near-vertical gradient; of a ...
  12. (steeper) comparative form of steep: more steep, having more steepness, being steep to a greater degree
  13. (Steeping) The action of soaking hard dry barley grains in water in order to soften them. Steeping is best accomplished in stages separated by air rests.
  14. (Steeping) The soaking of crushed specialty grains in hot (approximately 160°F) water, in order to extract fermentable sugars, color, and flavor.   Commonly done by extract brewers, to add character to the beer.
  15. (Steeping) 1. Soaking in liquid until saturated with a soluble ingredient. 2. Soaking to remove an ingredient; Example -- salt from smoked ham or salted cod.
  16. (Steeping) As in a French press, this brew type describes the process of extracting coffee by allowing the grounds to commingle with water for the duration of the brew. ...
  17. (Steeping) Grain must first be steeped (soaked) in water to induce germination.
  18. (Steeping) the exposure of barley to moisture, which commences germination – the first stage of the malting process.
  19. (Steeping) to soak in liquid in an almost vertical position to cleanse, soften, or extract sap from bamboo
  20. Steeping in coffee terms means soaking grounds in water until it is saturated with the soluble ingredients to extract their qualities. Other types of drinks such as tea use the same techniques
  21. (Steeps) From double black diamond runs to the snow-holding limit of vertical, about 55 degrees.
  22. To soak a food in liquid for a given amount of time. Sometimes, the liquid is hot, as in tea. Other times, as with macerated fruit, the liquid is cold or room temperature.
  23. To let stand for a few minutes in water that has just been boiled to enhance flavor and color.
  24. To extract color, flavor, or other qualities from a substance by leaving it in water just below the boiling point.
  25. To soak dry ingredients in liquid until the flavor is infused into the liquid.