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Steep, vb. to dip and soak in a liquid: “and his love-kindling fire did quickly s. in a cold fountain,” Sonn. 153, 3. “there may be in the cup a spider --ed,” Wint. II, 1, 40. “--s his safety in true blood,” John III, 4, 147. H4B II, 2, 147. H6C II, 1, 62. R3 I, 3, 178. IV, 4, 275. Rom. V, 3, 145. Mcb. II, 3, 121. Figuratively, == to imbue: “do not s. thy heart in such relenting dew of lamentations,” Lucr. 1828. “four days will quickly s. themselves in night,” Mids. I, 1, 7. “let fancy still my sense in Lethe s.” Tw. IV, 1, 66. “s. my senses in forgetfulness,” H4B III, 1, 8. “have --ed their galls in honey,” H5 II, 2, 30. “with tongue in venom --ed,” Hml. II, 2, 533. “--ed me in poverty to the very lips,” Oth. IV, 2, 50. “--ed our sense in Lethe,” Ant. II, 7, 113. “are --ed in favours,” Cymb. V, 4, 131.
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