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Noun
An act or movement of putting one leg in front of the other while walking or running
“He took a slow step sideways to balance himself as the boat rocked.”
Noun
A person's particular way of walking
“There was a noticeable spring in her step after she heard the good news.”
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The sound made by a stepping motion or movement
“Dave Rowe ran to hide in his closet when he heard the loud step of the intruder in his home.”
Noun
The mark or impression made by the foot of a person or animal
“Explorers found what they believed to be a step of the infamous Yeti.”
Noun
A measure or action, especially one of a series taken for a given purpose or goal
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“Once you have identified the bottleneck, the next step is to find a solution.”
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A segment of time within a longer period or process
“I will be with you at each step during your journey.”
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A stage in a gradual process
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“It was the next step in my progression towards a managerial role at the company.”
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A particular position or grade on an ascending or hierarchical scale
“Many people look at entry-level jobs as the first step on the economic ladder.”
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A rung of a ladder
“He slowly climbed each step of the tall ladder without once looking down.”
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A flat surface in a series, on which to place one's foot when moving from one level to another
“I saw a little mouse with clogs on, going clip-clippety-clop on each step of the stairs.”
Noun
(steps) A contiguous set of steps connecting two floors
“We can walk up the steps to the room above.”
Noun
A doorstep
“Milk bottles were still on the step, and the dogs and sheep had not been fed.”
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A short distance
“The villa is only a step away from the beach.”
Noun
(steps) The course or route followed by someone or something
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“Their steps would lead them through the deep, dark cavern.”
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The ability to cope with difficult situations, or unusual problems
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The medium, method, or instrument used to obtain a result or achieve an end
Noun
Footboard at the side of a vehicle
Noun
Stage of advancement
Noun
Spoke or bar
Noun
A barely discernible indication of something
Noun
A narrow horizontal surface projecting from a wall, cliff, or other surface
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A course of action that is resorted to
Noun
A hopping movement
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(archaic) A dance, typically one that is stately
Noun
A survey, a tour
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A short journey or distance
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Verb
To lift and set down one's foot or one foot after the other
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“We would step lackadaisically along the wilderness trail, immersing ourselves in the natural wonders that surrounded us.”
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To crush something by stepping or walking on it
“The bull would step on my hat, and immediately I knew that it was time to buy a new one.”
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To move or proceed very quickly
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“Whenever a soldier looked towards them, they would step forward quickly to ask for food.”
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To move rhythmically to music
“She would happily step around the dance floor without a care in the world.”
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To arrange (objects or parts) in a zigzag formation or so that they are not in line
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