Definition of steep verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

steep

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verb
BrE BrE//stiːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stiːp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they steep
BrE BrE//stiːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stiːp//
 
he / she / it steeps
BrE BrE//stiːps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stiːps//
 
past simple steeped
BrE BrE//stiːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stiːpt//
 
past participle steeped
BrE BrE//stiːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stiːpt//
 
-ing form steeping
BrE BrE//ˈstiːpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːpɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Originverb Middle English: of Germanic origin; related to stoup.Idioms
be steeped in something
 
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(formal) to have a lot of a particular quality a city steeped in history
Phrasal Verbssteep something in somethingsteep yourself in something
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