Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
"the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
measure, standard, measuring stick, metre, whole step, quantity, footprint, meter, amount, mensuration, measuring, criterion, stair, whole tone, pace, bill, measurement, bar, footfall, beat, dance step, gradation, cadence, stone's throw, footstep, measuring rod, tone, touchstone, stride, footmark
footstep, pace, step, stridenoun
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
"he walked with unsteady steps"
support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway
"he paused on the bottom step"
relative position in a graded series
"always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
step, stone's thrownoun
a short distance
"it's only a step to the drugstore"
footfall, footstep, stepnoun
the sound of a step of someone walking
"he heard footsteps on the porch"
tone, whole tone, step, whole stepnoun
a musical interval of two semitones
pure tone, quality, footprint, measure, look, timbre, footfall, tone of voice, smell, stride, dance step, feel, timber, whole tone, note, footstep, pace, spirit, tonicity, tone, gradation, whole step, footmark, flavour, stone's throw, stair, tonus, tincture, feeling, flavor, musical note, tint, shade
footprint, footmark, stepnoun
a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
"the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
dance step, stepverb
a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
"he taught them the waltz step"
shift or move by taking a step
put down or press the foot, place the foot
"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
cause (a computer) to execute a single command
mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treatverb
"This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
furnish with steps
"The architect wants to step the terrace"
move with one's feet in a specific manner
walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
"step over to the blackboard"
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
"She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps"
take something in stride
to cope with something unfortunate without much effort; to accept or manage difficulties well.
he took it in stride when they attempted to ostracize him
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How to use step in a sentence?
They are acting like they didn't know what was happening, (but) there isn't a damn thing the crew can do without the owners telling them what to do, nowadays the technology is so good these owners are on the bridge with the captain every step of the way. They are virtually on the ship, so for TOTE to file limited liability and say they didn't know what was happening, that is wrong.
This would be a very unusual step, given the fact that this was not studied in Phase 3, but emergency use is also a very unusual step.
The mother of all the skills is to learn the art of paying attention—Remembering every step you make or anything that’s around you.
We are pleased with the judgment and will take every available step to enforce it.
In this campaign Rouhani and his coalition have been saying that the nuclear deal was the first step to economic and political dignity, and that these elections were the next step, if the election is favorable to Rouhani, it becomes his responsibility to fulfill campaign promises.
Translations for step
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- قيافة, خطوة, مشيةArabic
- аҙым, эҙ, баҫҡыс, йөрөшBashkir
- pas, petjada, esglaóCatalan, Valencian
- schod, kráčet, příčka, krok, pokládatCzech
- fodspor, gang, trin, trinbræt, trit, skridtDanish
- schreiten, Schritt, Stufe, Sprosse, tretenGerman
- escalón, paso, peldañoSpanish
- astinlauta, kannatinlaakeri, askelma, astella, tikkaat, toimenpide, astua, jalanjälki, askel, kukonaskel, jalusta, nostaa, siirtyäFinnish
- faire un pas, pas, marche, marcherFrench
- thoir, ceumnaich, staidhreScottish Gaelic
- kesmad, tesmad, greeish, caskeimManx
- lépdel, lép, lépésHungarian
- քայլել, քայլ, աստիճանArmenian
- langkah kaki, berjalanIndonesian
- passo, scalinoItalian
- 踏み台, 段, 行程, 立てる, 歩く, ステップ, 踏み出す, 足並み, 度, ひとまたぎ, 足音, 歩き方, 足取り, 段階, 踏む, 足跡, 檣座, 歩, 歩む, 道のり, 踏み入れるJapanese
- pakāpiens, soļot, solisLatvian
- stappen, stap, gaanDutch
- skritt, stegNorwegian
- stopień, chód, zrobić krok, krokPolish
- [[dar]] [[um]] [[passo]], degrau, dar um pulo, etapa, porte, pegada, passo, andaduraPortuguese
- păși, pas, treaptăRomanian
- шагнуть, поступь, след, шаг, ступить, ступень, ступенька, идти, шагать, подножка, ступать, походкаRussian
- sled, korak, stopiti, hoja, korakati, stopinjaSlovene
- fotsteg, fotspår, gångstil, framsteg, steg, gångSwedish
- щабель, хода, крок, сходинкаUkrainian
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