be steeped in something

to have a lot of a particular quality or thing

The region is steeped in history.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • steep — steep1 [ stip ] adjective ** 1. ) a steep slope rises quickly and is difficult to climb: a steep slope/hill/bank/path It was a steep climb out of the valley. a ) a steep drop or fall is sudden and nearly VERTICAL: Suddenly the plane pitched… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pickle —    The pickle s provenance can be traced to one William Beukelz or Beukel, a fourteen century Dutch fisherman who was known as the first to pickle food. Though Beukel pickled fish, his name, mispronounced slightly, came to apply to pickled… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • soak — vb Soak, saturate, drench, steep, impregnate, sop, waterlog can mean to permeate or be permeated with or as if with water. Soak suggests immersion in a liquid so that the substance absorbs the moisture and usually becomes thoroughly wetted,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • steep in — [phrasal verb] 1 steep (someone) in (something) : to make (someone) know and understand a lot about (something) Prior to his trip, he spent a few weeks steeping himself in the language. [=learning a lot about the language] often used as (be)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

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  • Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …   Universalium

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