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

 

steepen

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈstiːpən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːpən//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they steepen
BrE BrE//ˈstiːpən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːpən//
 
he / she / it steepens
BrE BrE//ˈstiːpənz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːpənz//
 
past simple steepened
BrE BrE//ˈstiːpənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːpənd//
 
past participle steepened
BrE BrE//ˈstiːpənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːpənd//
 
-ing form steepening
BrE BrE//ˈstiːpənɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstiːpənɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] steepen (something) to become or to make something become steeper After a mile, the slope steepened.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: steepen