Definition of steep
- the stairs were very steep
- steep prices
The stairs are very steep.
a steep drop in prices
The store's prices are too steep for me.
Their rates are pretty steep.
Steep the tea for three minutes.
The tea steeped for five minutes.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to put (something) in a liquid for a period of time
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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