step


step
I
n.
placing the foot

1) to make, take a step (to take a step backward)

2) to retrace one's steps

3) a giant (usu. fig.); mincing step

4) (usu. fig.) step by step

sequence of movements

(dancing)

5) to execute, perform a step

stride in marching

(mil.)

6) to keep in step

7) to change step

8) an even, steady step

9) half; route step

10) in step; out of step (also fig.: she was out of step with everyone else)

action

11) to take a step

12) a bold; careful, prudent; critical; dangerous; decisive; drastic; false; fatal; forward; giant; historic; positive; precautionary; preventive; rash, risky step (to take a giant step forward)

gait

13) a heavy step

distance

14) a step from (their place is just a few steps from the station)

II
v.

1) (d; intr.) to step between (the referee stepped between the two boxers)

2) (d; intr.) to step into (to step into a room)

3) (d; intr.) to step off (to step off a train)

4) (d; intr.) to step on (she stepped on my foot; to step on the brake)

5) (d; intr.) to step out of (to step out of the room)

6) (d; intr.) to step over (she stepped over the body)

* * *
[step]
decisive
drastic
false
giant
historic
mincing step
perform a step
precautionary
preventive
route step
steady step
out of step ('action'; also fig. : she was out of step with everyone else)
risky step (to take a giant step forward)
take a step (to take a step backward)
['gait'] a heavy step
['placing the foot'] to make
['stride in marching'] (mil.) to keep in step
a bold
an even
in step
to change step
to execute
to retrace one's steps
to take a step
(usu. fig.) step by step (dancing; 'sequence of movements')
(d; intr.) to step on (she stepped on my foot; to step on the brake)
(d; intr.) to step over (she stepped over the body)
(d; intr.) to step between (the referee stepped between the two boxers)
['distance'] a step from (their place is just a few steps from the station)
(d; intr.) to step into (to step into a room)
(d; intr.) to step off (to step off a train)
(d; intr.) to step out of (to step out of the room)
a giant (usu. fig.)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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