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step

  

      n  
1    the act of motion brought about by raising the foot and setting it down again in coordination with the transference of the weight of the body  
2    the distance or space covered by such a motion  
3    the sound made by such a movement  
4    the impression made by such movement of the foot; footprint  
5    the manner of walking or moving the feet; gait  
he received his prize with a proud step     
6    a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance or part of a dance  
I have mastered the steps of the waltz     
7    any of several paces or rhythmic movements in marching, dancing, etc.  
the goose step     
8    pl   a course followed by a person in walking or as walking  
they followed in their leader's steps     
9    one of a sequence of separate consecutive stages in the progression towards some goal  
another step towards socialism     
10    a rank or grade in a series or scale  
he was always a step behind     
11    an object or device that offers support for the foot when ascending or descending  
12    pl   a flight of stairs, esp. out of doors  
13    pl      another name for       stepladder  
14    a very short easily walked distance  
it is only a step to my place     
15      (Music)   a melodic interval of a second  
   See       whole tone       half-step  
16    an offset or change in the level of a surface similar to the step of a stair  
17    a strong block or frame bolted onto the keel of a vessel and fitted to receive the base of a mast  
18    a ledge cut in mining or quarrying excavations  
19    break step   to cease to march in step  
20    keep step   to remain walking, marching, dancing, etc., in unison or in a specified rhythm  
21    in step  
a    marching, dancing, etc., in conformity with a specified pace or moving in unison with others  
b    Informal   in agreement or harmony  
22    out of step  
a    not moving in conformity with a specified pace or in accordance with others  
b    Informal   not in agreement; out of harmony  
23    step by step   with care and deliberation; gradually  
24    take steps   to undertake measures (to do something) with a view to the attainment of some end  
25    watch one's step  
a    Informal   to conduct oneself with caution and good behaviour  
b    to walk or move carefully  
      vb   , steps, stepping, stepped  
26    intr   to move by raising the foot and then setting it down in a different position, transferring the weight of the body to this foot and repeating the process with the other foot  
27    intr; often foll by: in, out, etc.   to move or go on foot, esp. for a short distance  
step this way, ladies     
28    intr  
Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   to move, often in an attractive graceful manner, as in dancing  
he can really step around     
29    intr; usually foll by: on or upon   to place or press the foot; tread  
to step on the accelerator     
30    intr; usually foll by: into   to enter (into a situation) apparently with ease  
she stepped into a life of luxury     
31    tr   to walk or take (a number of paces, etc.)  
to step ten paces     
32    tr   to perform the steps of  
they step the tango well     
33    tr   to set or place (the foot)  
34    tr; usually foll by: off or out   to measure (some distance of ground) by stepping  
35    tr   to arrange in or supply with a series of steps so as to avoid coincidence or symmetry  
36    tr   to raise (a mast) and fit it into its step,   (See also)        step down       step in       step on       step out       step up  
     (Old English stepe, stæpe; related to Old Frisian stap, stepe, Old High German stapfo (German Stapfe footprint), Old Norse stapi high rock)  
  steplike      adj  


corbie-step   , corbel step  
      n     (Architect)   any of a set of steps on the top of a gable,   (Also called)    crow step  
crow step  
      n      another term for       corbie-step  
curtail step  
      n   the step or steps at the foot of a flight of stairs, widened at one or both ends and terminated with a scroll  
false step  
      n  
1    an unwise action  
2    a stumble; slip  
goose step  
      n  
1    a military march step in which the leg is swung rigidly to an exaggerated height, esp. as in the German army in the Third Reich  
      vb  
  goose-step   , -steps, -stepping, -stepped  
2    intr   to march in goose step  
half-step  
      n     (Music)     (U.S. and Canadian)      another word for       semitone  
hop, step, and jump  
      n  
1       an older term for       triple jump  
2      (Also called)    hop, skip, and jump   a short distance  
the shops are only a hop, step, and jump from our house     
lock step  
      n   a method of marching in step such that the men follow one another as closely as possible  
one-step  
      n  
1    an early 20th-century ballroom dance with long quick steps, the precursor of the foxtrot  
2    a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance  
single-step  
      vb   , -steps, -stepping, -stepped   tr     (Computing)   to perform a single instruction on (a program), generally under the control of a debug program  
slip step  
      n   a dance step made by moving the left foot one step sideways and closing the right foot to the left foot: used when dancing in a circle during Scottish reels and jigs  
Step  
      n  
a    a set of aerobic exercises designed to improve the cardiovascular system, which consists of stepping on and off a special box of adjustable height  
b    (as modifier)  
Step aerobics     
STEP  
      n acronym for   Special Temporary Employment Programme  
step-  
      combining form   indicating relationship through the previous marriage of a spouse or parent rather than by blood  
stepson, stepfather     
     (Old English steop-; compare astypan to bereave)  
step dance  
      n   a dance in which a display of steps is more important than gesture or posture, esp. a solo dance  
step down  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to reduce gradually  
2    intr  
Informal   to resign or abdicate (from a position)  
3    intr  
Informal   to assume an inferior or less senior position  
      adj  
  step-down   prenominal  
4    (of a transformer) reducing a high voltage applied to the primary winding to a lower voltage on the secondary winding  
   Compare       step-up       3  
5    decreasing or falling by stages  
      n  
  step-down  
6    Informal   a decrease in quantity or size  
step function  
      n   an electrical waveform that rises or falls instantly from one level to another  
step in  
      vb  
1    intr, adv  
Informal   to intervene or involve oneself, esp. dramatically or at a senior level  
      adj  
  step-in  
2    prenominal   (of garments, etc.) put on by being stepped into; without fastenings  
3    (of a ski binding) engaging automatically when the boot is positioned on the ski  
      n  
  step-in  
4    often pl   a step-in garment, esp. underwear  
step on  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to place or press the foot on  
2    Informal   to behave harshly or contemptuously towards  
3      (Drugs, slang)   to adulterate  
4    step on it  
Informal   to go more quickly, hurry up  
step out  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to go outside or leave a room, building, etc., esp. briefly  
2    to begin to walk more quickly and take longer strides  
3      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   to withdraw from involvement; bow out  
step-parent  
      n   a stepfather or stepmother  
  step-parenting      n  
step up  
      vb   adv  
Informal  
1    tr   to increase or raise by stages; accelerate  
2    intr   to make progress or effect an advancement; be promoted  
      adj  
  step-up   prenominal  
3    (of a transformer) increasing a low voltage applied to the primary winding to a higher voltage on the secondary winding  
   Compare       step-down       4  
4    Informal   involving a rise by stages  
      n  
  step-up  
5    Informal   an increment in quantity, size, etc.  
two-step  
      n  
1    an old-time dance in duple time  
2    a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of such a dance  
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Step  
      n  
a    a set of aerobic exercises designed to improve the cardiovascular system, which consists of stepping on and off a special box of adjustable height  
b    (as modifier)  
Step aerobics     


corbie-step   , corbel step  
      n     (Architect)   any of a set of steps on the top of a gable,   (Also called)    crow step  
crow step  
      n      another term for       corbie-step  
curtail step  
      n   the step or steps at the foot of a flight of stairs, widened at one or both ends and terminated with a scroll  
false step  
      n  
1    an unwise action  
2    a stumble; slip  
goose step  
      n  
1    a military march step in which the leg is swung rigidly to an exaggerated height, esp. as in the German army in the Third Reich  
      vb  
  goose-step   , -steps, -stepping, -stepped  
2    intr   to march in goose step  
half-step  
      n     (Music)     (U.S. and Canadian)      another word for       semitone  
hop, step, and jump  
      n  
1       an older term for       triple jump  
2      (Also called)    hop, skip, and jump   a short distance  
the shops are only a hop, step, and jump from our house     
lock step  
      n   a method of marching in step such that the men follow one another as closely as possible  
one-step  
      n  
1    an early 20th-century ballroom dance with long quick steps, the precursor of the foxtrot  
2    a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance  
single-step  
      vb   , -steps, -stepping, -stepped   tr     (Computing)   to perform a single instruction on (a program), generally under the control of a debug program  
slip step  
      n   a dance step made by moving the left foot one step sideways and closing the right foot to the left foot: used when dancing in a circle during Scottish reels and jigs  
step  
      n  
1    the act of motion brought about by raising the foot and setting it down again in coordination with the transference of the weight of the body  
2    the distance or space covered by such a motion  
3    the sound made by such a movement  
4    the impression made by such movement of the foot; footprint  
5    the manner of walking or moving the feet; gait  
he received his prize with a proud step     
6    a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance or part of a dance  
I have mastered the steps of the waltz     
7    any of several paces or rhythmic movements in marching, dancing, etc.  
the goose step     
8    pl   a course followed by a person in walking or as walking  
they followed in their leader's steps     
9    one of a sequence of separate consecutive stages in the progression towards some goal  
another step towards socialism     
10    a rank or grade in a series or scale  
he was always a step behind     
11    an object or device that offers support for the foot when ascending or descending  
12    pl   a flight of stairs, esp. out of doors  
13    pl      another name for       stepladder  
14    a very short easily walked distance  
it is only a step to my place     
15      (Music)   a melodic interval of a second  
   See       whole tone       half-step  
16    an offset or change in the level of a surface similar to the step of a stair  
17    a strong block or frame bolted onto the keel of a vessel and fitted to receive the base of a mast  
18    a ledge cut in mining or quarrying excavations  
19    break step   to cease to march in step  
20    keep step   to remain walking, marching, dancing, etc., in unison or in a specified rhythm  
21    in step  
a    marching, dancing, etc., in conformity with a specified pace or moving in unison with others  
b    Informal   in agreement or harmony  
22    out of step  
a    not moving in conformity with a specified pace or in accordance with others  
b    Informal   not in agreement; out of harmony  
23    step by step   with care and deliberation; gradually  
24    take steps   to undertake measures (to do something) with a view to the attainment of some end  
25    watch one's step  
a    Informal   to conduct oneself with caution and good behaviour  
b    to walk or move carefully  
      vb   , steps, stepping, stepped  
26    intr   to move by raising the foot and then setting it down in a different position, transferring the weight of the body to this foot and repeating the process with the other foot  
27    intr; often foll by: in, out, etc.   to move or go on foot, esp. for a short distance  
step this way, ladies     
28    intr  
Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   to move, often in an attractive graceful manner, as in dancing  
he can really step around     
29    intr; usually foll by: on or upon   to place or press the foot; tread  
to step on the accelerator     
30    intr; usually foll by: into   to enter (into a situation) apparently with ease  
she stepped into a life of luxury     
31    tr   to walk or take (a number of paces, etc.)  
to step ten paces     
32    tr   to perform the steps of  
they step the tango well     
33    tr   to set or place (the foot)  
34    tr; usually foll by: off or out   to measure (some distance of ground) by stepping  
35    tr   to arrange in or supply with a series of steps so as to avoid coincidence or symmetry  
36    tr   to raise (a mast) and fit it into its step,   (See also)        step down       step in       step on       step out       step up  
     (Old English stepe, stæpe; related to Old Frisian stap, stepe, Old High German stapfo (German Stapfe footprint), Old Norse stapi high rock)  
  steplike      adj  
STEP  
      n acronym for   Special Temporary Employment Programme  
step-  
      combining form   indicating relationship through the previous marriage of a spouse or parent rather than by blood  
stepson, stepfather     
     (Old English steop-; compare astypan to bereave)  
step dance  
      n   a dance in which a display of steps is more important than gesture or posture, esp. a solo dance  
step down  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to reduce gradually  
2    intr  
Informal   to resign or abdicate (from a position)  
3    intr  
Informal   to assume an inferior or less senior position  
      adj  
  step-down   prenominal  
4    (of a transformer) reducing a high voltage applied to the primary winding to a lower voltage on the secondary winding  
   Compare       step-up       3  
5    decreasing or falling by stages  
      n  
  step-down  
6    Informal   a decrease in quantity or size  
step function  
      n   an electrical waveform that rises or falls instantly from one level to another  
step in  
      vb  
1    intr, adv  
Informal   to intervene or involve oneself, esp. dramatically or at a senior level  
      adj  
  step-in  
2    prenominal   (of garments, etc.) put on by being stepped into; without fastenings  
3    (of a ski binding) engaging automatically when the boot is positioned on the ski  
      n  
  step-in  
4    often pl   a step-in garment, esp. underwear  
step on  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to place or press the foot on  
2    Informal   to behave harshly or contemptuously towards  
3      (Drugs, slang)   to adulterate  
4    step on it  
Informal   to go more quickly, hurry up  
step out  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to go outside or leave a room, building, etc., esp. briefly  
2    to begin to walk more quickly and take longer strides  
3      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   to withdraw from involvement; bow out  
step-parent  
      n   a stepfather or stepmother  
  step-parenting      n  
step up  
      vb   adv  
Informal  
1    tr   to increase or raise by stages; accelerate  
2    intr   to make progress or effect an advancement; be promoted  
      adj  
  step-up   prenominal  
3    (of a transformer) increasing a low voltage applied to the primary winding to a higher voltage on the secondary winding  
   Compare       step-down       4  
4    Informal   involving a rise by stages  
      n  
  step-up  
5    Informal   an increment in quantity, size, etc.  
two-step  
      n  
1    an old-time dance in duple time  
2    a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of such a dance  

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STEP  
      n acronym for   Special Temporary Employment Programme  


corbie-step   , corbel step  
      n     (Architect)   any of a set of steps on the top of a gable,   (Also called)    crow step  
crow step  
      n      another term for       corbie-step  
curtail step  
      n   the step or steps at the foot of a flight of stairs, widened at one or both ends and terminated with a scroll  
false step  
      n  
1    an unwise action  
2    a stumble; slip  
goose step  
      n  
1    a military march step in which the leg is swung rigidly to an exaggerated height, esp. as in the German army in the Third Reich  
      vb  
  goose-step   , -steps, -stepping, -stepped  
2    intr   to march in goose step  
half-step  
      n     (Music)     (U.S. and Canadian)      another word for       semitone  
hop, step, and jump  
      n  
1       an older term for       triple jump  
2      (Also called)    hop, skip, and jump   a short distance  
the shops are only a hop, step, and jump from our house     
lock step  
      n   a method of marching in step such that the men follow one another as closely as possible  
one-step  
      n  
1    an early 20th-century ballroom dance with long quick steps, the precursor of the foxtrot  
2    a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance  
single-step  
      vb   , -steps, -stepping, -stepped   tr     (Computing)   to perform a single instruction on (a program), generally under the control of a debug program  
slip step  
      n   a dance step made by moving the left foot one step sideways and closing the right foot to the left foot: used when dancing in a circle during Scottish reels and jigs  
step  
      n  
1    the act of motion brought about by raising the foot and setting it down again in coordination with the transference of the weight of the body  
2    the distance or space covered by such a motion  
3    the sound made by such a movement  
4    the impression made by such movement of the foot; footprint  
5    the manner of walking or moving the feet; gait  
he received his prize with a proud step     
6    a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance or part of a dance  
I have mastered the steps of the waltz     
7    any of several paces or rhythmic movements in marching, dancing, etc.  
the goose step     
8    pl   a course followed by a person in walking or as walking  
they followed in their leader's steps     
9    one of a sequence of separate consecutive stages in the progression towards some goal  
another step towards socialism     
10    a rank or grade in a series or scale  
he was always a step behind     
11    an object or device that offers support for the foot when ascending or descending  
12    pl   a flight of stairs, esp. out of doors  
13    pl      another name for       stepladder  
14    a very short easily walked distance  
it is only a step to my place     
15      (Music)   a melodic interval of a second  
   See       whole tone       half-step  
16    an offset or change in the level of a surface similar to the step of a stair  
17    a strong block or frame bolted onto the keel of a vessel and fitted to receive the base of a mast  
18    a ledge cut in mining or quarrying excavations  
19    break step   to cease to march in step  
20    keep step   to remain walking, marching, dancing, etc., in unison or in a specified rhythm  
21    in step  
a    marching, dancing, etc., in conformity with a specified pace or moving in unison with others  
b    Informal   in agreement or harmony  
22    out of step  
a    not moving in conformity with a specified pace or in accordance with others  
b    Informal   not in agreement; out of harmony  
23    step by step   with care and deliberation; gradually  
24    take steps   to undertake measures (to do something) with a view to the attainment of some end  
25    watch one's step  
a    Informal   to conduct oneself with caution and good behaviour  
b    to walk or move carefully  
      vb   , steps, stepping, stepped  
26    intr   to move by raising the foot and then setting it down in a different position, transferring the weight of the body to this foot and repeating the process with the other foot  
27    intr; often foll by: in, out, etc.   to move or go on foot, esp. for a short distance  
step this way, ladies     
28    intr  
Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   to move, often in an attractive graceful manner, as in dancing  
he can really step around     
29    intr; usually foll by: on or upon   to place or press the foot; tread  
to step on the accelerator     
30    intr; usually foll by: into   to enter (into a situation) apparently with ease  
she stepped into a life of luxury     
31    tr   to walk or take (a number of paces, etc.)  
to step ten paces     
32    tr   to perform the steps of  
they step the tango well     
33    tr   to set or place (the foot)  
34    tr; usually foll by: off or out   to measure (some distance of ground) by stepping  
35    tr   to arrange in or supply with a series of steps so as to avoid coincidence or symmetry  
36    tr   to raise (a mast) and fit it into its step,   (See also)        step down       step in       step on       step out       step up  
     (Old English stepe, stæpe; related to Old Frisian stap, stepe, Old High German stapfo (German Stapfe footprint), Old Norse stapi high rock)  
  steplike      adj  
Step  
      n  
a    a set of aerobic exercises designed to improve the cardiovascular system, which consists of stepping on and off a special box of adjustable height  
b    (as modifier)  
Step aerobics     
step-  
      combining form   indicating relationship through the previous marriage of a spouse or parent rather than by blood  
stepson, stepfather     
     (Old English steop-; compare astypan to bereave)  
step dance  
      n   a dance in which a display of steps is more important than gesture or posture, esp. a solo dance  
step down  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to reduce gradually  
2    intr  
Informal   to resign or abdicate (from a position)  
3    intr  
Informal   to assume an inferior or less senior position  
      adj  
  step-down   prenominal  
4    (of a transformer) reducing a high voltage applied to the primary winding to a lower voltage on the secondary winding  
   Compare       step-up       3  
5    decreasing or falling by stages  
      n  
  step-down  
6    Informal   a decrease in quantity or size  
step function  
      n   an electrical waveform that rises or falls instantly from one level to another  
step in  
      vb  
1    intr, adv  
Informal   to intervene or involve oneself, esp. dramatically or at a senior level  
      adj  
  step-in  
2    prenominal   (of garments, etc.) put on by being stepped into; without fastenings  
3    (of a ski binding) engaging automatically when the boot is positioned on the ski  
      n  
  step-in  
4    often pl   a step-in garment, esp. underwear  
step on  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to place or press the foot on  
2    Informal   to behave harshly or contemptuously towards  
3      (Drugs, slang)   to adulterate  
4    step on it  
Informal   to go more quickly, hurry up  
step out  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to go outside or leave a room, building, etc., esp. briefly  
2    to begin to walk more quickly and take longer strides  
3      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   to withdraw from involvement; bow out  
step-parent  
      n   a stepfather or stepmother  
  step-parenting      n  
step up  
      vb   adv  
Informal  
1    tr   to increase or raise by stages; accelerate  
2    intr   to make progress or effect an advancement; be promoted  
      adj  
  step-up   prenominal  
3    (of a transformer) increasing a low voltage applied to the primary winding to a higher voltage on the secondary winding  
   Compare       step-down       4  
4    Informal   involving a rise by stages  
      n  
  step-up  
5    Informal   an increment in quantity, size, etc.  
two-step  
      n  
1    an old-time dance in duple time  
2    a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of such a dance  

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step

  

      n  
1    footfall, footprint, footstep, gait, impression, pace, print, stride, trace, track, walk  
2    act, action, deed, expedient, manoeuvre, means, measure, move, procedure, proceeding  
3    take steps      act, intervene, move in, prepare, take action, take measures, take the initiative  
4    advance, advancement, move, phase, point, process, progression, stage  
5    degree, level, rank, remove  
6    doorstep, round, rung, stair, tread  
7    in step      coinciding, conforming, in agreement, in conformity, in harmony, in line, in unison  
8    out of step      erratic, incongruous, in disagreement, out of harmony, out of line, out of phase, pulling different ways  
9    watch one's step      be canny, be careful, be cautious, be discreet, be on one's guard, have one's wits about one, look out, mind how one goes, mind one's p's and q's, take care, take heed, tread carefully  
      vb  
10    move, pace, tread, walk  


step down     
abdicate, bow out, give up, hand over, leave, pull out, quit, resign, retire  
step in     
become involved, chip in     (informal)   intercede, intervene, take action, take a hand  
step up     
accelerate, augment, boost, escalate, increase, intensify, raise, speed up, up  

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