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Marinate vs. Steep — What's the Difference?

Marinate vs. Steep — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Marinate and Steep

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Marinate

Soak (meat, fish, or other food) in a marinade
The beef was marinated in red wine vinegar
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Steep

Having a sharp inclination; precipitous.
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Marinate

To soak (meat, for example) in a marinade.
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Steep

At a rapid or precipitous rate
A steep rise in imports.
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Marinate

To become marinated.
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Steep

Excessive; stiff
A steep price.
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Marinate

(ergative) To allow a sauce or flavoring mixture to absorb into something; to steep or soak something in a marinade to flavor or prepare it for cooking.
You'll get a better flavour from the chicken if you marinate it first.
After the chicken has marinated for two hours, discard the remaining marinade.
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Steep

Ambitious; difficult
A steep undertaking.
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Marinate

(intransitive) Of ideas or feelings, to mentally develop over time
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Steep

A precipitous slope.
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Marinate

To salt or pickle, as fish, and then preserve in oil or vinegar; to prepare (food) by the use of marinade.
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Steep

The act or process of steeping.
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Marinate

Soak in marinade;
Marinade herring
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Steep

The state of being steeped.
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Steep

A liquid, bath, or solution in which something is steeped.
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Steep

To immerse in liquid for a period of time, as to cleanse, treat, or extract a given property from
Steeped the cloth in red dye.
Steeped the tea bag in boiling water.
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Steep

To involve or preoccupy thoroughly; immerse
As a child, she steeped herself in adventure stories.
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Steep

To make thoroughly wet; saturate.
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Steep

To undergo a soaking in liquid
Let the tea steep for five minutes.
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Steep

Of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc. that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.
A steep hill or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep barometric gradient
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Steep

(informal) expensive
Twenty quid for a shave? That's a bit steep.
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Steep

(obsolete) Difficult to access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high.
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Steep

(of the rake of a ship's mast, or a car's windshield) resulting in a mast or windshield angle that strongly diverges from the perpendicular
The steep rake of the windshield enhances the fast lines of the exterior.
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Steep

The steep side of a mountain etc.; a slope or acclivity.
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Steep

A liquid used in a steeping process
Corn steep has many industrial uses.
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Steep

A rennet bag.
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Steep

To soak or wet thoroughly.
They steep skins in a tanning solution to create leather.
The tea is steeping.
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Steep

To imbue with something; to be deeply immersed in.
A town steeped in history
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Steep

To make tea (or other beverage) by placing leaves in hot water.
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Steep

Bright; glittering; fiery.
His eyen steep, and rolling in his head.
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Steep

Making a large angle with the plane of the horizon; ascending or descending rapidly with respect to a horizontal line or a level; precipitous; as, a steep hill or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep declivity; a steep barometric gradient.
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Steep

Difficult of access; not easily reached; lofty; elevated; high.
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Steep

Excessive; as, a steep price.
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Steep

To soak in a liquid; to macerate; to extract the essence of by soaking; as, to soften seed by steeping it in water. Often used figuratively.
Let fancy still my sense in Lethe steep.
In refreshing dew to steepThe little, trembling flowers.
The learned of the nation were steeped in Latin.
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Steep

To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping.
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Steep

Something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds.
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Steep

A rennet bag.
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Steep

A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice.
We had on each side naked rocks and mountains broken into a thousand irregular steeps and precipices.
Bare steeps, where desolation stalks.
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Steep

A steep place (as on a hill)
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Steep

Engross (oneself) fully;
He immersed himself into his studies
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Steep

Let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse;
Steep the blossoms in oil
Steep the fruit in alcohol
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Steep

Having a sharp inclination;
The steep attic stairs
Steep cliffs
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Steep

Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation;
Exorbitant rent
Extortionate prices
Spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
Usorious interest rate
Unconscionable spending
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Steep

Of a slope; set at a high angle;
Note the steep incline
A steep roof sheds snow
Jun 03, 2022

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