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I UK [diːp] / US [dɪp] adjective
Word forms "deep":
adjective deep comparative deeper superlative deepest
1) going a long way down from the top or the surface

The river is quite deep here.

an area of high hills and deep valleys

a) used for saying or asking the distance from the top or surface of something

How deep is the snow?

2 metres deep/6 feet deep etc:

The pond needs to be at least a metre deep.

b) going a long way into something

He had a deep cut on his forehead.

deep inside:

By this time we were deep inside enemy territory.

deep in:

a small cabin deep in the woods

2) going a long way back from the front of something

The shelves need to be a bit deeper than that.

3) a deep feeling or emotion is very strong

I do feel a very deep sympathy for them all.

a feeling of deep gratitude

4) a deep sound is low

I recognized George's deep voice on the other end of the phone.

a deep roaring sound

5) a deep colour is dark and strong

a beautiful deep red

6) breathing a lot of air into or out of your body

Take a few deep breaths to calm yourself down.

He looked at Rosie and gave a deep sigh.

7) a deep sleep is one that you do not wake up easily from

She fell into a deep sleep.

a) someone who is deep has very serious thoughts, ideas, or feelings
b) something that is deep involves very serious thoughts, ideas, or feelings

We had a very deep conversation about love and death.

in/into deep water — in a difficult or serious situation

I was beginning to feel that I was getting into deep water.

II UK [diːp] / US [dɪp] adverb
Word forms "deep":
comparative deeper superlative deepest
1) a long way down from the top or the surface

men who work deep under the ground

deep below the ocean's surface

2) a long way into something

They continued deep into the forest.

3) if people or things are two deep, three deep etc, there are two, three etc rows of them behind or on top of one another

People were standing three deep at the side of the road to watch the procession.

deep in/into the night — at or until a time that is very late at night

run/go deep — if a feeling runs or goes deep, it is very strong and difficult to change

In this community, hostility to outsiders runs deep.

English dictionary. 2014.

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