verb (used with or without object)
to make or become deep or deeper:
Larger ships will be able to navigate the river after the main channel is deepened. The shadows deepened toward late afternoon.
Meteorology. to decrease in atmospheric pressure:
a deepening cyclone.
to make or become deep, deeper, or more intense
adjective, deeper, deepest. 1. extending far down from the top or surface: a deep well; a deep valley. 2. extending far in or back from the front or from an edge, surface, opening, etc., considered as the front: a deep shelf. 3. extending far in width; broad: deep lace; a deep border. 4. ranging far […]
verb (used with object), defaced, defacing. 1. to mar the surface or appearance of; disfigure: to deface a wall by writing on it. 2. to efface, obliterate, or injure the surface of, as to make illegible or invalid: to deface a bond. verb 1. (transitive) to spoil or mar the surface, legibility, or appearance of; […]
noun 1. failure to act; inaction or neglect: They lost their best client by sheer default. 2. failure to meet financial obligations. 3. Law. failure to perform an act or obligation legally required, especially to appear in court or to plead at a time assigned. 4. Sports. failure to arrive in time for, participate in, […]
verb (used with object) 1. to overcome in a contest, election, battle, etc.; prevail over; vanquish: They defeated the enemy. She defeated her brother at tennis. 2. to frustrate; thwart. 3. to eliminate or deprive of something expected: The early returns defeated his hopes of election. 4. Law. to annul. noun 5. the act of […]