verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of steep2
Synonyms for steep
Related Words for steepeddrench, bathe, immerse, suffuse, marinate, saturate, permeate, submerge, soak, infuse, imbue, ingrain, moisten, impregnate, invest, damp, souse, sop, pervade, macerate
Examples from the Web for steeped
Contemporary Examples of steeped
In June, a source close to the hiring process told me, “they want somebody who has been steeped in that political warfare.”Uber Hires Ex-Obama Campaign Manager to Help Fight 'Big Taxi Cartel'
August 19, 2014
A source close to the hiring process told me, “They want somebody who has been steeped in that political warfare.”Inside Uber’s Political War Machine
June 30, 2014
Few other male groups were as as steeped in the girl-group genre, or as comfortable embracing its clichés.What Made the Beatles So Big? Diagnosing ‘Beatlemania’
October 31, 2013
America is just too steeped in violence to save itself from guns.Sorry, But Don’t Expect Any Change After Newtown
December 17, 2012
Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley says Flournoy is “steeped in the challenges that we confront.”Will Michele Flournoy Become the First Female Defense Secretary?
November 28, 2012
Historical Examples of steeped
But I left you eating lotus, hollow-eyed and steeped in dreams.Quaint Courtships
He was hardened, steeped in guilt, and callous as to the sufferings of others.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
The ginger must be steeped over-night, that you may be able to cut it.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;
Charlotte Campbell Bury
The shower of roses around and on her steeped her in pinkness.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
In proportion to the time they are steeped in the liquor, ivory or bones will be capable of receiving any new impression.
- having or being a slope or gradient approaching the perpendicular
- (as noun)the steep
Word Origin for steep
Word Origin for steep
"having a sharp slope," Old English steap "high, lofty," from Proto-Germanic *staupaz (cf. Old Frisian stap, Middle High German *stouf), from PIE *steup- "to push, stick, knock, beat," with derivations referring to projecting objects (cf. Greek typtein "to strike," typos "a blow, mold, die;" Sanskrit tup- "harm," tundate "pushes, stabs;" Gothic stautan "push;" Old Norse stuttr "short"). The sense of "precipitous" is from c.1200. The slang sense "at a high price" is a U.S. coinage first attested 1856. Related: Steeply; steepness.
"to soak in a liquid," late 14c., of uncertain origin, originally in reference to barley or malt, probably cognate with Old Norse steypa "to pour out, throw" (or an unrecorded Old English cognate), from Proto-Germanic *staupijanan. Related: Steeped; steeping.