Any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal:
— The police took steps to reduce crime.
Dutch: fase, maatregel, stap
The distance covered by a step:
— He stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig.
The act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down.
Dutch: pasje, schrede, stap, trede, voetstap
Support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway:
— He paused on the bottom step.
Dutch: afstapje, opstap, opstapje, optrede, trap
Polish: schodek, stopień
Relative position in a graded series:
— Always a step behind.
— Keep in step with the fashions.
A short distance:
— It's only a step to the drugstore.
synonym: stone's throw.
The sound of a step of someone walking:
— He heard footsteps on the porch.
A solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed.
A sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance:
— He taught them the waltz step.
synonym: dance step.
Dutch: pas, stap
Polish: krok taneczny
Shift or move by taking a step.
Put down or press the foot, place the foot:
— Step on the brake.
Cause (a computer) to execute a single command.
— She is always stepping on others to get ahead.
Dutch: bewerken, maltraiteren, mishandelen, mislachdelen, toetakelen
Furnish with steps.
Move with one's feet in a specific manner.
Walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner.
Place (a ship's mast) in its step.
Measure (distances) by pacing:
— Step off ten yards.
Move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation.
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