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step British & World English

An act or movement of putting one leg in front of the other in walking or running

step- British & World English

Denoting a relationship resulting from a remarriage

step English Thesaurus

Frank took another step forward

hop, skip , and jump British & World English

old-fashioned term for triple jump.

tread on someone's toes British & World English

Offend someone by encroaching on their area of responsibility

in step British & World English

Putting (or not putting) one’s feet forward alternately in the same rhythm as the people one is walking, marching, or dancing with

step in British & World English

Become involved in a difficult situation, especially in order to help

step-in British & World English

Denoting a garment or pair of shoes that is put on by being stepped into and has no need for fastenings

baby step British & World English

A tentative act or measure which is the first stage in a long or challenging process

box step British & World English

A dance step in which the feet describe the form of a square or rectangle

fire step British & World English

A step or ledge on which soldiers in a trench stand to fire

one-step British & World English

A vigorous kind of foxtrot in duple time

keep step British & World English

Remain walking, marching, or dancing in step

step back British & World English

Mentally withdraw from a situation in order to consider it objectively

step down British & World English

Withdraw or resign from an important position or office

step out British & World English

Leave a room or building for a short time

step-cut British & World English

(Of a gem) cut in straight facets round the centre

two-step British & World English

A round dance with a sliding step in march or polka time

step by step British & World English

So as to progress gradually and carefully from one stage to the next

change step British & World English

Alter one’s step so that the opposite leg is the one that marks time when marching

false step British & World English

A slip or stumble

firing step British & World English

Another term for fire step.

goose-step British & World English

A military marching step in which the legs are not bent at the knee

break step British & World English

Stop walking or marching in step with others

step change British & World English

(In business or politics) a significant change in policy or attitude, especially one that results in an improvement or increase

step-parent British & World English

A stepfather or stepmother

step wedge British & World English

A series of contiguous uniformly shaded rectangles, growing progressively darker from white (or light grey) at one end to black (or dark grey) at the other

twelve-step British & World English

Denoting or relating to a process of recovery from an addiction by following a twelve-stage programme, especially one devised or similar to that devised by Alcoholics Anonymous

whole step British & World English

An interval of a (whole) tone

step on it British & World English

Go faster, typically in a motor vehicle

step forward British & World English

Offer one’s help or services

step aerobics British & World English

A type of aerobics that involves stepping up on to and down from a portable block

step function British & World English

A function that increases or decreases abruptly from one constant value to another

step response British & World English

The output of a device in response to an abrupt change in voltage

step out on British & World English

Be sexually unfaithful to

fall into step British & World English

Change the way one is walking so that one is walking in step with another person

mind one's step British & World English

Used as a warning to someone to walk or act carefully

one step ahead British & World English

Managing to avoid competition or danger from someone or something

the naughty step British & World English

A place where a child is sent after misbehaving in order to reflect on their actions

step out of line British & World English

Behave inappropriately or disobediently

step something up British & World English

Increase the amount, speed, or intensity of something

step something down British & World English

Decrease voltage by using a transformer

step into the breach British & World English

Replace someone who is suddenly unable to do a job or task

step into someone's shoes British & World English

Take control of a task or job from another person

step up to the plate British & World English

Take action in response to an opportunity or crisis

in step in step British & World English

Putting (or not putting) one’s feet forward alternately in the same rhythm as the people one is walking, marching, or dancing with


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