Synonyms of step in English:

step

noun

  • 3 she left the room with a springy step
    gait, walk, way of walking, tread, bearing, carriage
  • 4 the market is only a step from the end of the pier
    short distance, stone's throw, spitting distance
    informal {a hop, skip, and a jump}
  • 7 the steps of a ladder
    rung, tread
  • 10 the first step on the managerial ladder
    stage, level, grade, rank, degree; phase; notch

verb

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Phrases

in step

he is utterly in step with mainstream American thinking
[Antonyms] out of step
in accordin harmonyin agreementin tunein linein keepingin conformityin accordancein consensusin consilience

mind/watch one's step

be carefultake carestep carefully/cautiouslywalk carefully/cautiouslytread carefully/cautiouslyexercise care/cautionmind how one goeslook outwatch outwatch oneselfbe warybe circumspectbe charytake heedbe attentivebe on one's guardhave/keep one's wits about onebe on the qui vive

out of step

the paper was often out of step with public opinion
[Antonyms] in step
at oddsat variancein disagreementout of tuneout of linenot in keepingout of harmonyat loggerheadsin oppositionat outs

step by step

one step at a timebit by bitgraduallyin stagesby degreesslowlysteadilyslowly but surely raregradatim

take steps

the government must take steps to discourage age discrimination take actiontake measuresacttake the initiativemove

Phrases

step down

[Antonyms] take up office
resignstand downgive up one's post/jobbow outretireabdicate informalquitcall it a day

step in

interveneintercedebecome/get involvedacttake actiontake measurestake a handmediatearbitrateintermediate

step on it

informal hurry upget a move onspeed upgo fasterbe quick informalget crackingget movingstep on the gasrattle one's dagsBritish informalget one's skates onstir one's stumpsNorth American informalget a wiggle onSouth African informalput foot datedmake haste

step something up

  • 2 I stepped up my pace
    speed up, increase, accelerate, quicken, hasten
    I stepped up my pace
    [Antonyms] decrease

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