Definition of lockstep in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɒkstɛp/


[mass noun] chiefly North American
1A way of marching with each person as close as possible to the one in front: the trio marched in lockstep
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  • Narcissism and materialism were both drawn in sharp contrast to nihilism, but in the end the important thing was not to march in lockstep to the beat of any drummer.
  • Imagine the effect it would have on the crowd - all those handsome young heroes, marching in perfect lockstep, showing their loyalty to their commander in chief.
  • They dance and walk sideways in lockstep and do all the things they've been trained to do.
1.1Close adherence to and emulation of another’s actions: they raised prices in lockstep with those of foreign competitors
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  • In lockstep with the two parties in Washington, the state administration places the blame for the crisis in the schools on the teachers and staff members who struggle every day against deteriorating conditions.
  • You know, I don't have to get in lockstep with a party, and I don't have to hire party cronies.
  • Advertising markets in Asia were growing weaker in lockstep with the slowing U.S. economy.

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