steep price meaning, steep price definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( 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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1. rising or falling sharply 2. not reasonable, excessive
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?
lower a price at the last minute to secure a sale
the chamber pot meaning is the NOUN. This is the verb.
someone who re-posts a genuine online listing for a book at an inflated price on another website. If someone buys from the bookjacker, he buys the book from the original seller and provides him with the address of the customer. The bookjacker never sees or handles the book, but collects his margin.
[Bus.] Syn. dropshipper.
çà fait monter les prix
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