adjective, deep·er, deep·est.
adverb, deep·er, deep·est.
Words nearby deep
Idioms for deep
- to enter upon a course of action with heedless or irresponsible indifference to consequences.
- to become emotionally overwrought.
- inextricably involved.
- having made or committed oneself to make a large financial investment.
- in difficult or serious circumstances; in trouble.
- in a situation beyond the range of one's capability or skill: You're a good student, but you'll be in deep water in medical school.
Origin of deep
ANTONYMS FOR deep
OTHER WORDS FROM deep
British Dictionary definitions for in deep
- (postpositive) of a specified dimension downwards, inwards, or backwardssix feet deep
- (in combination)a six-foot-deep trench
- to lose one's temper; react angrily
- mainly US to act rashly
- a poetic term for the ocean
- cricket the area of the field relatively far from the pitch
Derived forms of deepdeeply, adverbdeepness, noun
Word Origin for deep
Idioms and Phrases with in deep (1 of 2)
Seriously involved; far advanced. For example, He was in deep with the other merchants and couldn't strike out on his own, or She used her credit cards for everything, and before long she was in deep.
in deep water. Also, in over one's head. In trouble, with more difficulties than one can manage, as in The business was in deep water after the president resigned, or I'm afraid Bill got in over his head. These metaphoric expressions transfer the difficulties of being submerged to other problems. The first appears in Miles Coverdale's 1535 translation of the Book of Psalms (68:13): “I am come into deep waters.” The second, which also can signify being involved with more than one can understand, dates from the 1600s. Also see over one's head.
Idioms and Phrases with in deep (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with deep
- deep down
- deep end
- deep pocket
- deep six
- deep water
- beauty is only skin deep
- between a rock and a hard place (devil and deep blue sea)
- go off the deep end
- in deep
- still waters run deep