Meaning of DEEP in English

I. adjective


a better/greater/deeper understanding

All of this will lead to a better understanding of the overseas market.

a deep colour (= dark and attractive )

a deep coma

After the accident, she spent ten days in a deep coma.

a deep scar

The death of his mother left a deep scar on the young boy.

a deep sense of sth (= a very strong feeling )

He felt a deep sense of disappointment.

a deep sigh

Jimmy gave a deep sigh and shrugged.

a deep/long breath (= in which you breathe a lot of air in slowly )

She took a deep breath and knocked on the door.

a deep/low voice (= near the bottom of the range of sounds )

She heard the deep voice of her father downstairs.

a deep/profound influence

His writings had a profound influence on the Romantic poets.

a deep/severe recession

We are in the middle of a severe recession.

a deep/sound/heavy sleep (= a sleep from which you cannot easily be woken )

The noise woke him from a deep sleep.

a deep/strong/powerful instinct

He bent down, obeying a deep instinct to protect himself from danger.

a major/serious/deep/severe crisis

Our farming industry has been hit by a serious crisis.

a strong/deep impression (= one that someone feels very strongly )

She made a strong impession on me the first time I met her.

acute/deep/high anxiety

The patient's panic attacks are caused by acute anxiety.

dark/deep brown

dark brown eyes

deep blue/pale blue

She looked into his deep blue eyes.

The tiny child 's pale blue eyes stared up at her appealingly.

deep contempt (= great contempt )

There is a deep contempt for the commercialism in the West.

deep contentment

a feeling of deep contentment

deep depression

Lucy’s mood was one of deep depression .

deep distrust

Dylan’s deep distrust of journalists made him difficult to interview.

deep divisions

Can he heal the deep divisions among Republican ranks?

deep freeze

deep fry

deep gash

Blood poured from a deep gash in her forehead.

deep gloom

There was deep gloom about the future.

deep in conversation

They were deep in conversation , relaxed and smiling.

deep lines

She frowned, and deep lines appeared between her eyebrows.

deep mystery (= big and important mystery )

the deep mystery of the human mind

deep relaxation

Meditation allows you to enter a state of deep relaxation .

deep resentment

The soldiers' presence has created deep resentment.

deep respect

The islanders have a deep respect for the ocean.

deep scratches

There were deep scratches all over her face.

deep sea/freshwater/saltwater fishing

deep six

deep space (= areas a very long way from the Earth )

The probe will continue its journey into deep space.

deep underground

nuclear waste buried deep underground

deep vein thrombosis

deep Web

deep (= strongly felt, but not always expressed )

He had never revealed these deep emotions to anyone.


A deep feeling of sadness came over her.


She fell and got a deep cut on her leg.


The snow was quite deep in places.


Surgeons had to put three stitches in a deep wound in his shoulder.


The soil near the river is rich and deep.

deep/deepest sympathy (= used when someone is upset after a death )

We'd like to offer our deepest sympathy to Hilda and her family.

deep/deepest sympathy (= used when someone is upset after a death )

We'd like to offer our deepest sympathy to Hilda and her family.

deep/fierce (= very great )

The people of the village had a deep desire for revenge.

deep/great/fierce anger

There is deep anger against the occupying forces.

deep/profound misgivings (= serious misgivings that will be difficult to solve )

Teachers have deep misgivings about allowing business values to be used in schools.

deep/severe cuts (= big reductions )

Deep cuts were made in research spending.

deep/shallow end (= used about the ends of a swimming pool where the water is deepest or least deep )

The kids were splashing about in the shallow end.


The car had become stuck in a deep ditch.


a bridge across a deep valley

deep/thick darkness literary:

All around her was the deep darkness of a winter night.

fall into a deep/long etc sleep (= start sleeping deeply, for a long time etc )

He lay down on his bed and fell into a deep sleep.

great/deep admiration (= that you feel strongly )

He’s a man for whom I have the greatest admiration.

She had a deep admiration for the work of Russian writers.

great/deep concentration

My work demands great concentration.

great/deep regret

I accepted his resignation with great regret.

great/deep sadness

She sensed Beth’s deep sadness.

It was with great sadness that we learned of his death.

great/deep satisfaction

It was hard work, but it gave her great satisfaction.

great/deep sorrow

a time of great sorrow

great/deep/extreme reluctance

He said the firm had made the job cuts with great reluctance.

great/deep/strong loyalty

She was admired for her deep loyalty to her colleagues.

great/huge/deep disappointment

There was great disappointment when we lost the game.

great/immense/deep hardship (= a lot of hardship )

In the early years, the settlers faced great hardship.

had...deep affection

Bart had a deep affection for the old man.

have great/deep/a lot of etc admiration

She always had great admiration for people who could speak so many languages.

in a loud/soft/deep etc voice

‘Where is she?’, Kate demanded in a shrill voice.

passionate/intense/deep/bitter hatred (= hatred that is felt very strongly )

What, I wondered, had I done to provoke such deep hatred?

sb's deep gratitude ( also profound gratitude formal )

My only emotions afterward were relief and deep gratitude.

sb’s greatest/deepest wish ( also sb’s dearest wish British English ) (= what they want most of all )

Her greatest wish was to see her parents again.

the deep sea (= the water deep under the surface of the sea )

The deep sea is the most unexplored area left on the planet.

thick/deep pile

Her feet sank into the thick pile of the rug.

a deep pile carpet

wake/be woken from a deep/long etc sleep

A very long time later I woke from a deep sleep.




Use in deep cuts with much pain and hypersensitivity to any touch.

The hours expanded in deeper and deeper heat, until the air split and the rain was all but blinding.

Insects swarm in deserts as well as forests; they swim below water and crawl in deep caves in perpetual darkness.

He took in deep breaths of the clean, icy moorland air.

Our rent, in pounds sterling, was to be sent monthly to Mrs Puri's bank account in deepest Ludhiana.

If the Headmaster had discovered he had been friends with the Bookman all along, he was in deep , deep trouble.

They stood in deep shadow by the wall of the bridge.

So should we all be deserting the Tarentaise and Verbier for outstanding value and queue-free skiing in deepest Pongau?


The controversy was so deep that an appeal was made to Rome by the combatants.

Then, too, the ocean is so deep that its volume is six times greater than all land above sea level.

One problem with setting the neck so deep into the body is that relatively little space is left for pickup separation.

It snows throughout the winter in Jozankei, and it gets so deep , the people tunnel under the immovable drifts.

She hadn't realized that Martin's feelings ran so deep .

But you do not have to swim so deep to test those waters.

There is a cliff in Kaiserslautern which holds a cave so deep and mysterious that no one has discovered its bottom.

But so deep is the emotion associated with these symbols, even his voice was not enough to end the springbok fight.


The content may be too trivial or too deep for the group, causing embarrassment to the teacher.

Too much was wrong and too deep were the wrongs and too much a part of the wrong was she herself.

Some sort of wordless communication passed between her and Francie, something too deep and personal for Melanie to comprehend.

Yet that sound seems too deep and, while difficult to judge, the bodies seem large next to the small waves.

These are times when the suffering may be too deep for tears.

In another hour, the drifts would be too deep to walk through.

It was a fundamental assault on our sensibility and aroused a horror almost too deep for tears.

Ichiro jokes that this conversation is getting too deep for him.


I suddenly discovered what patriotism is and how powerful it can be, even when it is buried very deep inside.

People have a very deep pessimism about the economic future.

At the other extreme, it is possible to create a very deep tree of users, as in figure 2.4.

Friends understood that the new piece came from a very deep part of his life.

But these are primitive feelings and run very deep .

These words, through the years, become linked for me at a very deep level.

In winter time the mud was very deep .



But he had a deep affection for his wife, and she for him.

Young Katharine began to care about the newspaper, and the deep affection and trust between father and daughter grew.

That he had a deep affection for her no one knew, certainly not Rose.

And it is his deep affection for Jane as a child that saves her, while Owens' fortune merely supports her.

The conservative Cornish, who had not forgotten their previous grievances, had a deep affection for the Latin Liturgy.

I knew that of all the people who worked for him, Narendra probably felt the deepest affection and respect for Mornat.

She remembered Jeff and the deep affection and caring she had felt for him.

Even where deep affection remains unaltered, the gap between them often becomes a chasm as years go by.


She took a deep breath , gathered herself, the room settled.

Ah said Mr van der Luyden, drawing a deep breath .

Willie leaned over, took a deep breath and blew.

I shut my eyes, extend my arms to their fullest, and take a deep breath .

He took a deep breath , scratched at his bony ribs, and gave the world a bit of first thing perusal.

Joe got out slowly, stiffly, and he straightened up and took a deep breath of the exhaust-tainted air.

He took a deep breath . ` No.


A deep concern shared by most people.

Furthermore, that overtone was of deep concern to all colonizing nations troubled about the issue of racial contact and race mixture.

Do you share your deep concerns ?

Folks have said over and over they have deep concerns about health problems there.

He didn't react, just watched her with deep concern .

The Ambassador immediately received her and quickly understood her deep concern .

Ken Robinson has expressed his deep concern at the increasing frequency of violent incidents within the east Antrim area.

The A66 has become a cause for deep concern among local residents following a spate of accidents in recent months.


A security guard suffered serious head injuries, while another person suffered deep cuts from flying glass.

The agriculture budget may take one of the deepest cuts .

A deep cut , but wider than any knife.

She has a deep cut in the palm of her right hand.

Yeltsin urged even deeper cuts , to perhaps 2,500 warheads each.

Some of the deepest cuts are in the catch-all category called domestic discretionary spending.

The framework of the agreement allows new targets for periods beyond 2010, leaving scope for further deep cuts in the future.

The plan also calls for balancing the budget without deep cuts in Medicare, education and environmental protection.


In mitigation Ronald Coia said his client was suffering from deep depression because his business had failed.

The acclaimed restaurant closed its doors a few months ago, sending many a fan into deep depression .

And it was not all deep depression yesterday, with the likes of Boots and Morgan Grenfell in fine form.

The deep depressions and worn, flattened rug fields revealed where he lifted iron and where he did his thousands of situps.

One was suffering from deep depression , the other believed he was beginning to lose control of his mind.

We have seen shallow, shortlived economic recoveries, sturdy, eight-year booms, temporary slowdowns, and deep depressions .

The thought of shops shut for days brings on deep depression .

When you have gone through an experience of horror-and all those who have experienced deep depression know it-you emerge free of fear.


The deep division within the provinces of the former Empire meant than no-one had sufficient forces to root out the Beastmen.

But Barnes and Bushnell no more than Beecher knew how to prevent the deepest division ever to split the nation.

The Governor Eyre controversy dragged on for a number of years, creating deep divisions within respectable society.

The deep divisions within the opposition allowed Johnson to hold to his course.

Both events revealed not only deep divisions among Member States, but also fundamentally flawed policies.

The things that worry Sid-Ahmed most are the deep divisions the population crush has helped create.

Black disunity Mandela's release focused renewed attention on the deep divisions within the black communities.

That action provoked heavy criticism and deep divisions within the cancer community.


Let's jump in at the deep end - literally.

Try a bracing dash up to the pool, followed by a plunge into the deep end .

The adventurer in at the deep end having briefly annexed the Omette Coleman quartet with Don Cherry.

He was still suffering from jet-lag but opted to plunge in at the deep end against Monaghan.

Now McFall either jumps in at the deep end or dithers and backs off - he never falls off.

She had been thrown in at the deep end and it was a question of sink or swim.

She was immediately thrown in at the deep end when one of her young clients, Lucy Gates, died.


Odd skimmer and some roach fron Warrington water to ice breakers before the deep freeze .

So far, winter has kept most parts of the country in the deep freeze .

The new year saw the first signs of a thaw in that deep freeze .

The deep freeze caught those that distribute gas to homes and offices by surprise.

Opening the deep freeze is like standing on stage at the Palladium: there are that many eyes staring out at you.

I've been a life insurance salesman and I was in the deep freeze business for ages.


His energy, his sense of humour and his melodious voice made a deep impression .

It made such a deep impression upon Katch that seventy years later, she could still recite passages from it.

The great toe often left a deep impression similar to the final toeing-off by humans before swinging their foot.

And then he added something which made a deep impression on me.

The article made a deep impression on me and I thought what a wonderful coastline it would be to explore.

There is, too, a sense of timelessness, stillness and silence which leaves a deep impression on visitors.

The Elijah-Elisha saga made a further deep impression on me.

This gives an opportunity for your message to gain more attention from the reader and perhaps to make a deeper impression .


At a deeper level , however, the concept of the mentally abnormal female offender has come under scrutiny.

I like people and love talking to them on a deep level .

At a deeper level , they rowed about greed - guilt about greed and protection from supposedly greedy women.

It may have been the only thing he knew, but he knew it at the deepest level .

Superficially, the activities differ, but at a deeper level they converge.

The most incomprehensible stranger is that gharib who lives within us, buried in the deepest levels of our private selves.

This leads in turn to the third and deepest level of the motif, the mythical aspect.

Yet from a slightly deeper level , it can also make a more personal appeal.


Even those who want nothing are still using their deep pockets to promote the party of their choice.

Wick has the horses, and the deep pockets to pay them.

Pockets: single compartment with drawstring; deep lid pocket with rear zip; deep pocket on sack front with semi-circular zip.

I felt something in one of the deep pockets .

It will favour companies with the deepest pockets , rather than those with television experience, the argument runs.

Indies still fighting Faced with Blockbuster-sized giants with deep pockets , what are mom and pop to do?

For those with strong nerves and deep pockets , Berlin's property market looks attractive.

Kangaroo has not changed our lives, just given us deeper pockets and put a little more spring in our steps.


All three countries were already in a deep recession last summer, which the war has made worse.

We had come out of a deep recession a year earlier, while Clinton has had good economic times.

The policies that the right hon. Gentleman follows will ensure a long-standing and deep recession in this country.

Investors are hoping the economy will pull out of a deep recession this year.

The advertising industry was in deep recession .

That would have fueled a disastrous crash that would cripple banks and securities firms and lead to a deep recession .

The deep recession that followed shows how painful true perestroika can be.

Wilson made three separate proposals for personal income tax cuts as the California economy recovered from a deep recession .


With deep regret he decided that he would have to abort his part of the mission.

It was with deep regret that I had to leave for home later that evening.

He has contemplated suicide, he says; he feels deep regret about the death.

As you know, you have always had my warm personal support, and I accepted your decision with deep regret .

The government has done so with the deepest regret .


Some colonised the deep seas where there was little light and lost their eyes altogether.

In the deep sea , where there is virtually no light, camouflage is not necessary.

All watersports, with the exception of scuba diving and deep sea fishing are complimentary to guests of the hotel.

But most deep sea life is too fragile to survive such handling.

There is no real boundary to the part of the planet I think of as the deep sea .

This was deep sea fishing at its best.

Hurlbert and her husband, Eric, planned a weekend outing of scuba diving and deep sea fishing.


There was a deep sense of prayer, an opportunity for reflection and an enjoyment in discovering more about our Catholic faith.

The nurturing and support they received in labor gave them a deep sense of accomplishment and trust in them-selves.

Everywhere there was a deep sense of sadness.

Her deep sense of outrage helped her to self-control.

Those meetings highlighted the deep sense of frustration with the management of the Foyle system.

There may also be a deep sense of insecurity about venturing off one's own academic patch which makes people particularly sensitive.

And they were continuing to evolve, heading for a deeper sense of responsibility.


The media corps were not dressed much better as they tossed on whatever was nearest after being woken from a deep sleep .

A lower temperature brings deeper sleep with fewer awakenings.

Then he became dopey and fell into a deep sleep that lasted for several hours.

I was woken from a deep sleep by frantic shouts above.

There was a thunderstorm and I struggled from a deep sleep .

Late one night I stirred from a deep sleep to find Dad sitting beside my bed, gently stroking my hair.

Depth of sleep Many parents say that they think their child wets the bed because of being in such deep sleep.

He dozed off and on but had no understanding of deeper sleep .


The sick horse, on the inside, floundered among the rocks and deep snow .

Because many skiers rely on skidding, they come unstuck in deep snow .

Temperatures have been near-10 to-200F for months now every night, and the deep snow has obliterated even the banks.

Such knowing like reaching through deep snow to the land beneath.

The blind is now covered with deep snow , making it a fir-lined igloo!

I walk through deep snow down towards the lake.

Call it big dough for deep snow .


He wants to make the handover in the deep south of Thuringia, up near the Bavarian border.


Kirov had opened himself up so that the younger man would trust him enough to confide his deepest thoughts .

Holmes stood still, apparently in deep thought , as the Viscount paced nervously about.

In deep thought I drove back to Upper Bowland.

The only difference now is that he wears a headband, perhaps to keep all of his deep thoughts from falling out.

In deep thought , there appears a change as if a soft wind blows through the mystic lands.

He stood gazing off into vistas, legs apart, arms folded across his chest and thought deep thoughts.

But no deep thought was needed: he would accept their offer and see what happened.

You could say that out of the simple song there came the poem capable of expressing in a short length deep thoughts .


Planning permission for a big housing development has been refused, and the group is in deep trouble over it.

He warned management during training camp that the team would be in deep trouble if either he or Johnson suffered injuries.

It put him, as investor in these two as well as Ballantynes the printers who were also insolvent, in deep trouble .

Again he got him in deep trouble , knocking him down three times last year.

The retreat of individuals to the private sector simply obscures the deep troubles of national education as a whole.

If everyone except Fifi and Manuel shows up at the compound, the lovers will be in deep trouble .

At home, Felipe Gonzalez's Socialists are in deep trouble .

Our governments are in deep trouble today.


We should look with deep understanding and compassion upon those whose relationships have failed or are in danger of failing.

A deeper understanding of the function of leys might emerge if they could be seen in ritual terms.

In this way a deeper understanding should result.

It was in this particular field of difficulty that Balanchine sometimes showed his deep understanding .

He handled superbly and with deep understanding , that basic interrelation of landscape and its prevailing climatic conditions.

If successful, it will produce a deeper understanding of the human face recognition system.

Measurement provides a deeper understanding of variation, and the observation of variation gives a reason to measure.

It is a piece requiring consummate technique and deep understanding .


The deep voice was taunting, but there was a wry humour hidden somewhere beneath the laconic façade.

Her laugh was a gleeful, exuberant shout, her deep voice making it almost masculine.

Kustow was talking, his deep voice providing a commentary on the proceedings.

Dwindled by distance, comical in its wrath since it came from good-humored Ken, the deep voice would rise higher.

He had a naturally deep voice , and she no longer had laughingly to pull him up about errors of pronunciation.

They heard a woman's voice but it was the deep voice of the count that carried to them most of all.


She let him drown her in the deep water , too weak even to raise her hands to cling to him.

These plants should be collected from the deepest water possible or form a shaded area such as under a bridge or pier.

The young are found in shallow waters around coral heads, but the adults move out into deeper water.

Sometimes listed as a deep water aquatic as it will also tolerate deep water.

If this impact had occurred in deep water its traces on the ocean floor might be extremely hard to recognize.

Sometimes listed as a deep water aquatic as it will also tolerate deep water.

Relying on surface vessels and dredging operations, scientists recovered great quantities of organisms from deep water .


beauty is only skin-deep

between the devil and the deep blue sea

deep (fat) fryer

Kitchen Hazards Never leave a chip pan unattended; better still, replace it with a thermostatically-controlled deep fryer .

Using an electric skillet or deep fryer , heat about 2 inches of oil to 375 degrees.

dig deep

Another response has been to dig deeper than usual into waiting lists or to lower admissions standards.

Discipline yourself to dig deep and get at facts which can be substantiated.

If there is a big quake, many homeowners would have to dig deep into their own funds, he said.

The preparation stage of this exercise asks you to dig deep, setting aside time to ask yourself some probing questions.

They dig deep in search of mineral deposits to replenish those expended in the last year of growth.

They comprise pits dug deep into the ground, lined with logs, and covered with a low cairn of stones.

When Eddie digs deep and finds that place in herself that knows and trusts her abilities, she plays like a winner.

With the chips down, we had to dig deep.

in deep shit

We know we're in deep shit .

sth is only skin deep

Beauty is only skin deep, as they say, but I would have hoped for a lot more from a C64.

But, as in life, beauty is only skin deep.


a deep conversation about religion

a shelf 3 feet long and 8 inches deep

Be careful. The water's quite deep here.

David's familiar deep voice called out to her as she walked past.

George got a deep cut on his arm in the accident.

Hal seems to be a very deep , sensitive type of person.

He has a deep , reassuring voice,

I'm looking for a deeper shade of purple to paint the bedroom.

I grew up with this deep hatred for authority figures.

I have always had a deep affection for your family.

I tried to make my voice sound deeper when I answered the phone.

In the lounge hung long curtains of luxurious deep red velvet.

It's okay, just relax, take a deep breath.

Jones has a strong deep voice.

Larry had a deep cut on his left leg.

Please accept our deepest sympathies.

She looked into his eyes. They were deep blue.

Snowboarders like deep snow.

The hole was deeper than they thought.

The news came as a deep disappointment to us all.


From Titron had come the first man who could withstand radiation, be it from a bomb, or in deep space.

I can't help feeling you regard them as something awfully deep , like sort of magical formulae.

In February the following year he wrote: I am now in very deep waters.

Only shallow people care about appearances, so if I look like this, I must be deep .

The young woman stands after she says this and makes a deep bow.

II. adverb




Rivers have been restored to healthy levels and, more importantly, this rain is at last reaching the water-permeable rocks deep underground .

Nervous trembles ached in her legs and the floor was vibrating fractionally with the movement of some train deep underground .

After 50 years the waste will probably be buried deep underground .



The handcuffs bit deep into his wrist as Sullivan pulled at the fallen body beside him.

Cherith's betrayal had bitten deep , then - deeper even than Folly had realised.


These often have many icons buried deep inside.

If volatiles are acquired during accretion then most of the volatiles are initially buried deep in the planet.

It was soon ablaze, with the empty tin and rubber gloves buried deep in its midst.

The kitchens were buried deep in the structure, far from any outside wall.

Archaeologists found it in a boat-shaped tomb 29m long, made out of mud bricks and buried deep in the sand.

After 50 years the waste will probably be buried deep underground.

He wanted to drown himself in her, to bury deep into the cells of her skin and to forget himself there.

Then it was done and the old man slumped forward, the knife buried deep in his chest.


Crude energy controls cut deep everywhere.

He deflected the blow, and the razor edge cut deep into the gunwale of the ship.

The axe cut deep into its neck.

Over there, generations of pharaohs slept in the tombs, cut deep into the red cliffs of the valley.


They comprise pits dug deep into the ground, lined with logs, and covered with a low cairn of stones.

With the chips down, we had to dig deep .

So to survive I put my head right down and dug deep .

It never ceases to amaze me what human beings can do when they have to dig deep .

The struggle to explore the inner space of their materials has driven sculptors to dig deep .

So the generous trio decided to dig deep into their own pockets to give the staff a four percent boost.

They dig deep especially to maintain the under-21 resources.

Thereafter, McKenzie had to dig deep into his resources to reach the final bell.


Deep fry in hot oil for 1-2 minutes.

Most of these are either deep fried or charbroiled.

Add the oil and deep fry the pork, stirring with a spatula to break it into small pieces.

This would prevent the crunchy, deep fried chunks of potato from going soft in the accompanying lemon garlic sauce.


I jumped to one side, and the dagger went deep into my shoulder.

The best are the long ones that go deep into the night.

But the borehole must go deep enough to reach the aquifer, even if this means drilling far below the potentiometric surface.

The Brain was three buildings that looked single-storey from outside but they went deep into the rocky hillside.

It reflects the society and the times we live in as well as having roots which go deep down into history.

In very hot weather, the workers descend tunnels that go deep into the ground to the water table.

A major problem is that the roots go deep .

Bill Larnach was born in Durham and his roots go deep in the North-East.


They also hint that perhaps there is some hidden carrot symbol hidden deep in the human psyche.

He was an enigma, his feelings hidden deep behind a sophisticated defence-work of cynicism and distrust.


The answer lies deep in us all and demands a whole reorientation of our values.

Your half-brother lies deep inside the Dark Realm and, unless he is rescued, you are Tara's heir.


Nathan's eyes were unreadable as they looked deep into hers.

Just yesterday, our subjects put their fat hands on our cheeks and looked deep through our eyes and into our hearts.

Stephen looked deep into Byrne's face beside him.

The old man looked deep into my eyes.

He looked deep in thought as he approached but the thing which intrigued Annie most was the way his mouth moved.

He looked deep into her eyes of blue and black and grey.

His expression was grave and he looked deep in thought.

Within seconds his eyes fluttered open, and she looked deep into those beloved blue depths.


Now he needed desperately to be rooted deep inside her.


Reverence for the countryside and Buddha, dignity and pride run deep in this intensely respectful country.

Smith Barney mobilized its energy group, led by Bob Jeffe, whose connections to the oil industry run deep .

Antipathy to the Sun-reading, self-employed lorry drivers runs deep in the Labour party.

It ran deep and silent, the willows swaying above it; and soon they stood by the foot of the rock.

In those days the fields were still small and surrounded by hedges and the lanes ran deep between lush banks.

The feelings of contentment run deep .


I waited until the fellow turned his back, charged and felt my sword sink deep into his exposed shoulder.

Kiss her and your lips sink deep into her cheeks.

And the Plague's teeth were sunk deep into the remaining members of the community.

She sank deep down again, unable to stay alert, and saw without wanting to a giant Catherine-wheel in the sky.

But down on his belly; soon, his hands were sunk deep in banknotes.

Their eyes were smaller than the males', sunk deep below forehead ridges of vine.

Nevertheless, his cruel words had sunk deep , hitting right at the very heart of her.

Her face was no longer white, but pink, although her eyes were sunk deep still, deep and dark.


Timman advanced, creating problems for Speelman with a pawn thrust deep into his opponent's position, splitting Black's forces.

I continue along the dark pavement with my hands thrust deep inside my pockets.

Johnny was standing with his back to the window, his hands thrust deep into his pockets.

She watched dazedly as he paced in front of the cottage, hands thrust deep into the pockets of his jeans.

They thrust deep into Republican territory.


beauty is only skin-deep

between the devil and the deep blue sea

deep (fat) fryer

Kitchen Hazards Never leave a chip pan unattended; better still, replace it with a thermostatically-controlled deep fryer .

Using an electric skillet or deep fryer , heat about 2 inches of oil to 375 degrees.

deep-voiced/squeaky-voiced/husky-voiced etc

dig deep

Another response has been to dig deeper than usual into waiting lists or to lower admissions standards.

Discipline yourself to dig deep and get at facts which can be substantiated.

If there is a big quake, many homeowners would have to dig deep into their own funds, he said.

The preparation stage of this exercise asks you to dig deep, setting aside time to ask yourself some probing questions.

They dig deep in search of mineral deposits to replenish those expended in the last year of growth.

They comprise pits dug deep into the ground, lined with logs, and covered with a low cairn of stones.

When Eddie digs deep and finds that place in herself that knows and trusts her abilities, she plays like a winner.

With the chips down, we had to dig deep.

in deep shit

We know we're in deep shit .

sth is only skin deep

Beauty is only skin deep, as they say, but I would have hoped for a lot more from a C64.

But, as in life, beauty is only skin deep.

still waters run deep


As we dug deeper, we uncovered a large wooden chest.

Crews are working deep underground to build the tunnel.

Earthquakes are caused by movements deep below the Earth's surface.

He was deeply offended by their remarks.

Turtles lay their eggs deep in the sand and leave them there until they hatch.


At the same time he was conscious of a deep and mysterious horror deep inside him.

For the long-term causes of the Famine we have to delve deep behind the flat time-dimension of 1922.

I suspected that deep down he was a Luddite who secretly preferred old-fashioned conventional fences.

Its lustre, long as light, Drops brimming candles deep Into the melting mirrors of the night.

III. noun




But you can't have missed this can of worms, even from a foot deep of sand.

The last time that happened was in 1950, when Manvel's main street stood a foot deep in water.


The waters of baptism represent the presence and power of that primeval deep for us.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.