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step

step

 
 
pronunciation:
step
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
in step
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the movement made by lifting one foot and placing it down in another place; motion used in walking.
synonyms:
footstep, pace
similar words:
walk
definition 2: the distance traversed in one such movement.
synonyms:
footstep, pace
definition 3: a short distance.
definition 4: a raised surface that supports the foot when ascending and descending; stair.
synonyms:
stair
definition 5: (pl.) a usually outdoor set of steps.
Many students were sitting outside on the steps of the library enjoying the fine weather.
definition 6: the sound made when walking.
synonyms:
footfall, footstep, tread
definition 7: a fixed pace, rhythm, or pattern used in dancing or other type of movement.
We learned a new step at the disco.
synonyms:
movement, pattern
definition 8: one in a sequence of stages in a process.
Follow the steps carefully in assembling the bicycle.
synonyms:
procedure, stage
similar words:
degree, jump
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phrase: in step
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stepped, stepping, steps
definition 1: to move by taking one or a few steps.
synonyms:
tread, walk
similar words:
amble, move, pace, pad, saunter, shuffle, stalk, stand, stride, stroll, tramp, trudge
definition 2: to place the foot down; tread.
He stepped on an ant.
synonyms:
tread
similar words:
stamp, stomp, tramp, trample, tromp
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to walk (a particular distance or number of steps).
synonyms:
walk
similar words:
pace, stride, tread
definition 2: to measure (usu. fol. by off).
He stepped off the length of his driveway.
synonyms:
pace
similar words:
measure
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