deep1 [ dip ] adjective ***
▸ 1 going long way down
▸ 2 feeling/emotion: strong
▸ 3 sound: low
▸ 4 color: dark and strong
▸ 5 sleep: hard to wake from
▸ 6 breathing a lot of air
▸ 7 with complicated ideas
1. ) going a long way down from the top or the surface:
The river is pretty 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 meters deep/6 feet deep etc.: The pond needs to be at least ten feet 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
c ) going a long way back from the front of something:
The shelves need to be a little deeper than that.
2. ) a deep feeling or emotion is very strong:
I do feel a very deep sympathy for them all.
a feeling of deep gratitude
3. ) a deep sound is low:
I recognized George's deep voice on the other end of the phone.
a deep roaring sound
4. ) a deep color is dark and strong:
a beautiful deep red
5. ) a deep sleep is one that you do not wake up easily from:
She fell into a deep sleep.
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. ) someone who is deep has very serious thoughts, ideas, or feelings
a ) something that is deep involves very serious thoughts, ideas, or feelings:
We had a very deep discussion about love and death.
deep in something
completely involved in doing something, especially so you do not notice things happening around you:
deep in conversation: Her husband seemed deep in conversation with Mrs. Beeley.
deep in thought: He was deep in thought, oblivious to all the noise around him.
deep in debt
owing a lot of money:
How did you manage to get so deep in debt?
go off at the deep end INFORMAL
to unexpectedly become very angry, especially without a good reason
in deep shit IMPOLITE
in a very difficult situation
in deep trouble
in a very difficult situation
in/into deep water
in a difficult or serious situation:
I was beginning to feel that I was getting into deep water.
thrown in at the deep end
made to deal with something difficult without being prepared for it
deep 2 [ dip ] adverb ***
1. ) a long way down from the top or the surface:
men who work deep under the ground
deep below the ocean's surface
a ) a long way into something:
They continued deep into the forest.
2. ) if people or things are two deep, three deep, etc., there are two, three, etc. rows of them behind or on top of each other:
People were standing three deep at the side of the road to watch the parade.
deep down
1. ) if you know or feel something deep down, you do know or feel it, although you try to pretend that you do not:
Deep down I knew that Caroline was right.
2. ) if you have a particular quality deep down, you have that quality, although you try to keep it hidden from other people:
Deep down he's really a very thoughtful person.
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

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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