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An act or movement of putting one leg in front of the other in walking or running
“He took a slow step backward, and then fell flat onto his back.”
A measure or action, especially one of a series taken in order to deal with or achieve a particular thing
“Once you have identified slow code, the next step is to address those issues.”
A rung of a ladder
“The steps of a ladder.”
A person's particular way of walking
“There is a spring in the step as the city grooves to a new beat.”
A flat surface, especially one in a series, on which to place one's foot when moving from one level to another
“Wendy saw Dr. Maddox out of the corner of her eye at the bottom step of a stairway leading to a second floor.”
A doorstep
“Milk bottles were still on the step and the dogs and sheep had not been fed.”
A stage in a gradual process
“It felt like the first step on a slippery slope to mounting debt.”
A particular position or grade on an ascending or hierarchical scale
“I had good management, good coaching, it improved my game and put me on the first step on the ladder I suppose.”
A very small distance or degree
“… he lives just a step away from his elderly mother, so he's there if she needs him for any reason.”
The sound made by such a movement
“She heard Ellis's step on the stairs.”
“The market is only a short step from the lake.”
Lift and set down one's foot or one foot after the other in order to walk somewhere or move to a new position
“Wendy had just lifted her foot to step over to the next joist, and the sudden noise made her startle badly.”
To proceed or move quickly
“… many people wanted to linger before the president's bier, but guards kept the line of mourners stepping forward.”
“The bull had stepped on his hat.”
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