steep in

Definition of steep in

1 :to make (someone) know and understand a lot about (something)
  • Prior to his trip, he spent a few weeks steeping himself in the language.
often used as (be) steeped in
  • She was steeped in the classics.
2 used as (be) steeped in to say that there is a lot of something associated with a place, time, etc.
  • an area steeped in history

Word by Word Definitions

steep play
  1. : lofty, high

  2. : making a large angle with the plane of the horizon

  3. : mounting or falling precipitously

  1. : a precipitous place

  1. : to soak in a liquid at a temperature under the boiling point (as for softening, bleaching, or extracting an essence)

  2. : to cover with or plunge into a liquid (as in bathing, rinsing, or soaking)

  3. : to saturate with or subject thoroughly to (some strong or pervading influence)

  1. : the state or process of being steeped

  2. : a bath or solution in which something is steeped


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