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1‘steep limestone cliffs’
precipitous, sheer, abrupt, sharp, perpendicular, vertical, bluff, vertiginous, dizzy
rare declivitous, acclivitous, scarped
2‘a steep rise in unemployment’
sharp, sudden, precipitate, precipitous, rapid
3‘the prices are a bit steep’
expensive, dear, costly, high, stiff
unreasonable, excessive, overpriced, exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, prohibitive
British over the odds
pricey, over the top, OTT, criminal
1‘the ham is then steeped in brine for three or four days’
marinade, marinate, soak, souse, macerate
2‘winding sheets were steeped in mercury sulphate as a disinfectant’
soak, saturate, immerse, submerge, wet through, drench
3‘a city steeped in history’
imbue with, fill with, permeate with, pervade with, suffuse with, infuse with, perfuse with, impregnate with, soak in
rare stew in
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