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steep  

  ( steeper    comparative)   ( steepest    superlative  )
1       adj   A steep slope rises at a very sharp angle and is difficult to go up.  
San Francisco is built on 40 hills and some are very steep., ...a narrow, steep-sided valley.     
  steeply      adv   ADV with v  
The road climbs steeply, with good views of Orvieto through the trees., ...steeply terraced valleys., ...houses with steeply sloping roofs.     
2       adj   A steep increase or decrease in something is a very big increase or decrease.   (=sharp)  
Consumers are rebelling at steep price increases.     
  steeply      adv   ADV with v  
Unemployment is rising steeply.     
3       adj   If you say that the price of something is steep, you mean that it is expensive.  
INFORMAL   usu v-link ADJ  
The annual premium can be a little steep, but will be well worth it if your dog is injured.     
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step, steeped, steepen, steeple

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n.
A steep hill rises at a very sharp angle and is difficult to go up.
v.
raise a price after agreeing on a lower one
Common real estate term but 'of uncertain origin'. However WW1 Australian soldier's diary records: "Huge rubber gun gazumps were falling all over the town [Watten]..." A weapon?
v.
lower a price at the last minute to secure a sale
the chamber pot meaning is the NOUN. This is the verb.
n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences

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