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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 steep /ˈstip/
 浸漬,浸液,懸崖(a.)嶮峻的,陡峭的,急劇升降的,不合理的,誇大的(vt.)(vi.)浸

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Steep a. Bright; glittering; fiery. [Obs.]
    His eyen steep, and rolling in his head.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Steep, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Steeped p. pr. & vb. n. Steeping.]  To soak in a liquid; to macerate; to extract the essence of by soaking; as, to soften seed by steeping it in water. Often used figuratively.
    Let fancy still my sense in Lethe steep.   --Shak.
 In refreshing dew to steep
 The little, trembling flowers.   --Wordsworth.
    The learned of the nation were steeped in Latin.   --Earle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Steep, v. i. To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Steep, n.
 1. Something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds.
 2. A rennet bag. [Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Steep, a. [Compar. Steeper superl. Steepest.]
 1. Making a large angle with the plane of the horizon; ascending or descending rapidly with respect to a horizontal line or a level; precipitous; as, a steep hill or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep declivity; a steep barometric gradient.
 2. Difficult of access; not easily reached; lofty; elevated; high. [Obs.]
 3. Excessive; as, a steep price. [Slang]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Steep, n. A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice.
    We had on each side naked rocks and mountains broken into a thousand irregular steeps and precipices.   --Addison.
    Bare steeps, where desolation stalks.   --Wordsworth.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 steep
      adj 1: having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep
             cliffs" [ant: gradual]
      2: greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation;
         "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an
         outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest
         rate"; "unconscionable spending" [syn: exorbitant, extortionate,
          outrageous, unconscionable, usurious]
      3: of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline";
         "a steep roof sheds snow"
      n : a steep place (as on a hill)
      v 1: engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his
           studies" [syn: immerse, engulf, plunge, engross,
            absorb, soak up]
      2: let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse;
         "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"
         [syn: infuse]