Definition of steeply adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    steeply

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˈstiːpli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːpli//
     
     
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  1. 1an angle or surface that slopes steeply rises or falls quickly, not gradually a steeply sloping roof The path climbed steeply upwards.
  2. 2suddenly and by a large amount Prices rose steeply.