steep

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steep(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (sloped)
a. empinado
Be careful when you go down the ladder; it's very steep.Ten cuidado cuando bajes la escalera, está muy empinada.
b. escarpado (terrain)
The cliff is very steep. We can't climb on this side.El acantilado es muy escarpado. No podemos escalar por este lado.
c. abrupto (terrain)
The ground was too steep to drive with our old car.El terreno era demasiado abrupto para pasar con nuestro coche viejo.
2. (sharp)
a. abrupto
We've seen steep economic changes during this administration.Hemos presenciado cambios abruptos en la economía durante este gobierno.
b. brusco
Temperatures will suffer a steep drop this week.Las temperaturas sufrirán un descenso brusco esta semana.
3. (marked)
a. pronunciado
There will be a steep increase in the price of gold this month.Habrá un incremento pronunciado en el precio del oro este mes.
b. considerable
There's a steep difference in the manufacturing costs charged by each of the companies.Hay una diferencia considerable en los costos de fabricación que cobra cada una de las compañías.
4. (expensive)
a. excesivo
Charging $300 for a bottle of wine is just steep.Cobrar $300 por una botella de vino es simplemente excesivo.
b. alto
The prices in this shop are too steep for the quality they offer.Los precios de esta tienda son demasiado altos para la calidad que ofrecen.
5. (unreasonable) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It's steep that I have to be the responsible one because I'm the big brother.No es justo que tenga que ser el responsable porque soy el hermano mayor.
Paying triple the price for food at the movies is steep.No es razonable pagar el triple por la comida en el cine.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to wet)
a. dejar en remojo
Don't steep the t-shirt for too long in hot water.No dejes la camiseta mucho tiempo en remojo en agua caliente.
b. remojar
Steep the scarf in water and vinegar so it doesn't stain.Remoja la bufanda en agua y vinagre para que no se manche.
7.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to influence)
a. impregnar
The little town was still steeped in ancient traditions.El pueblecito aún estaba impregnado de tradiciones antiguas.
b. empapar
A day at the museum steeped the students in stories of ancient history.El día en el museo empapó a los alumnos con cuentos de la historia antigua.
8. (culinary)
a. macerar
Steep the meat in the sauce for half an hour.Macera la carne en la salsa durante media hora.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
9. (to infuse)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Let the chamomile steep for three minutes.Deja la manzanilla en infusión por tres minutos.
You need to use boiling water or the tea won't steep.Hay que usar agua hervida si no el té no se hace bien.
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steep
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (clothes)
a. dejar en remojo
2. (food)
a. macerar
to be steeped in historyrezumar historia
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steep [stiːp]
adjective
steeper (comparative)steepest (superlative)
1 [+hill, cliff] empinado; escarpado; [+stairs, slope, climb] empinado
it's too steep for the tractor está demasiado pendiente para el tractor; la pendiente es demasiado empinada para el tractor; it's a steep climb to the top hay una subida empinada hasta la cumbre
2 (sharp) [+drop] abrupto; brusco; [+increase] pronunciado
3 [+price, demands] excesivo
4 (Britain) (unreasonable)
that's pretty steep! ¡eso es demasiado!; ¡no hay derecho!; it's a bit steep that you've got to do it yourself no es justo que lo tengas que hacer tú solo
steep [stiːp]
transitive verb
1 [+washing] remojar; poner a or en remojo;in en
2
steeped in impregnado de; a town steeped in history una ciudad cargada or impregnada de historia; she is steeped in the Celtic tradition ella está empapada de la tradición celta
it's a craft steeped in tradition
a ceremony which is steeped in ancient tradition una ceremonia que hunde sus raíces en la más antigua tradición; he was steeped in the religion and laws of Judaism estaba imbuido de la religión y las leyes judaicas
intransitive verb
to leave sth to steep dejar algo a or en remojo
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