Associations to the word «Step»


STEP, noun. An advance or movement made from one foot to the other; a pace.
STEP, noun. A rest, or one of a set of rests, for the foot in ascending or descending, as a stair, or a rung of a ladder.
STEP, noun. A running board where passengers step to get on and off the bus.
STEP, noun. The space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running. Used also figuratively of any kind of progress.
STEP, noun. A small space or distance.
STEP, noun. A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.
STEP, noun. A gait; manner of walking.
STEP, noun. Proceeding; measure; action; act.
STEP, noun. (plural) A walk; passage.
STEP, noun. (plural) A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.
STEP, noun. (nautical) A framing in wood or iron which is intended to receive an upright shaft; specif., a block of wood, or a solid platform upon the keelson, supporting the heel of the mast.
STEP, noun. (machines) One of a series of offsets, or parts, resembling the steps of stairs, as one of the series of parts of a cone pulley on which the belt runs.
STEP, noun. (machines) A bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves.
STEP, noun. (music) The interval between two contiguous degrees of the scale.
STEP, noun. (kinematics) A change of position effected by a motion of translation.
STEP, verb. (intransitive) To move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession.
STEP, verb. (intransitive) To walk; to go on foot; especially, to walk a little distance.
STEP, verb. (intransitive) To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.
STEP, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To move mentally; to go in imagination.
STEP, verb. (transitive) To set, as the foot.
STEP, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.
STEP AEROBICS, noun. A form of aerobics involving repeated stepping up onto, and down from a block or platform
STEP ASIDE, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to move out of one's way
STEP ASIDE, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to make room for others as replacements by withdrawing from a position or service
STEP ASIDE, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to deviate from the right or proper path
STEP ASIDE, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to walk to a little distance; retire for the occasion
STEP BACK, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see step,‎ back.
STEP BACK, verb. (idiomatic) To stop what one is doing and evaluate the current situation.
STEP BACK, verb. (idiomatic) To prevent oneself from becoming emotionally involved in a certain situation.
STEP BACK, verb. (rail transport) (of a driver at a terminal station) to depart driving the train following the train they arrived into the station driving, so as to decrease service turnaround time.
STEP BY STEP, adverb. From one stage to the next in sequence
STEP BY STEP, adverb. Gradually and steadily
STEP CHANGE, noun. A sudden, discontinuous change.
STEP CHANGES, noun. Plural of step change
STEP CHART, noun. A chart similar to a line graph, but with the line forming a series of steps between data points.
STEP CHART, noun. A sequence of steps in a dancing video game.
STEP DANCE, noun. A dance emphasizing the dancer's steps.
STEP DANCE, verb. To perform a step dance.
STEP DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To resign from office.
STEP DOWN, verb. To gradually reduce something, a little at a time, as an electronic step down transformer.
STEP FLASHING, noun. (roofing) Individual pieces of sheet metal material used to flash walls, around chimneys, dormers and such projections along the slope of a roof. Individual pieces are overlapped and stepped up the vertical wall.
STEP FOOT, verb. (chiefly US) Alternative form of set foot
STEP FORWARD, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to volunteer for something; to offer one's services
STEP FORWARD, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to admit one's wrongdoing, to own up
STEP FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) A function from the real line to a finite subset of the real line.
STEP GRATE, noun. A form of grate for holding fuel, in which the bars rise above one another in the manner of steps.
STEP GRATES, noun. Plural of step grate
STEP IN, verb. (intransitive) To act as a replacement or substitute.
STEP IN, verb. (intransitive) To get involved; to act
STEP LADDER, noun. A ladder with steps or treads instead of rungs that is hinged in the middle to form an inverted V, with stays to keep the two halves at a fixed angle.
STEP LADDERS, noun. Plural of step ladder
STEP MACHINE, noun. An exercise machine consisting of two pedals on a frame. It works by stepping on each of the pedals in turn, moving your legs in a way similar to climbing
STEP OFF, verb. To measure by steps or paces; hence, to divide (a space), or to form a series of marks, by successive measurements, as with dividers.
STEP ON A DUCK, verb. (euphemistic) (slang) To fart.
STEP ON A FROG, verb. (idiom) To fart.
STEP ON A RAKE, verb. (literally) To step on the tines of a garden rake, causing the handle of the rake to rise from the ground rapidly, invariably striking the person walking in the face.
STEP ON A RAKE, verb. (idiomatic) (figuratively) To fall victim to a hazard.
STEP ON IT, verb. To drive fast; to step on the accelerator.
STEP ON IT, verb. (idiomatic) To act quickly.
STEP ON SOMEONE'S TOES, verb. (idiomatic) To cause someone offense, especially by trying to control something that is under their authority, or interfering in their private affairs.
STEP ON THE GAS, verb. Alternative term for hit the gas
STEP OUT, verb. (transitive) To exit a place on foot, often for a short time.
STEP OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To date, to be in a romantic relationship.
STEP OUT, verb. (military) To increase the length, but not the rapidity, of the step.
STEP OVER, noun. (football) A dribbling move, or feint, in football (soccer), used to fool a defensive player into thinking the offensive player, in possession of the ball, is going to move in a direction he does not intend to move in.
STEP OVER, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To relocate oneself to a position of a few steps away; step aside
STEP OVER, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To carefully move making sure you don't step onto someone or something.
STEP OVERS, noun. Plural of step over
STEP PYRAMID, noun. A pyramid composed of several stacked platforms or mastabas so that each face has steps.
STEP PYRAMIDS, noun. Plural of step pyramid
STEP SHORT, verb. (military) To diminish the length or rapidity of the step according to the established rules.
STEP STOOL, noun. A stool of various designs that may have one or more steps that fold away underneath the seat when not in use.
STEP STOOLS, noun. Plural of step stool
STEP UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To increase speed or rate.
STEP UP, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To assume responsibility; to volunteer or offer.
STEP UP TO THE PLATE, verb. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) To initiate action; to assume a responsibility.

Dictionary definition

STEP, noun. Any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime".
STEP, noun. The distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig".
STEP, noun. The act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps".
STEP, noun. Support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step".
STEP, noun. Relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions".
STEP, noun. A short distance; "it's only a step to the drugstore".
STEP, noun. The sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch".
STEP, noun. A musical interval of two semitones.
STEP, noun. A mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window".
STEP, noun. A solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed.
STEP, noun. A sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step".
STEP, verb. Shift or move by taking a step; "step back".
STEP, verb. Put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake".
STEP, verb. Cause (a computer) to execute a single command.
STEP, verb. Treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead".
STEP, verb. Furnish with steps; "The architect wants to step the terrace".
STEP, verb. Move with one's feet in a specific manner; "step lively".
STEP, verb. Walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner; "step over to the blackboard".
STEP, verb. Place (a ship's mast) in its step.
STEP, verb. Measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards".
STEP, verb. 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".

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