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step

 (stĕp)
n.
1.
a. The single complete movement of raising one foot and putting it down in another spot, as in walking.
b. A manner of walking; a particular gait.
c. A fixed rhythm or pace, as in marching: keep step.
d. The sound of a footstep.
e. A footprint: steps in the mud.
2.
a. The distance traversed by moving one foot ahead of the other.
b. A very short distance: just a step away.
c. steps Course; path: turned her steps toward home.
3. One of a series of rhythmical, patterned movements of the feet used in a dance: diagrammed the basic steps to the mambo.
4.
a. A rest for the foot in ascending or descending.
b. steps Stairs.
c. Something, such as a ledge or an offset, that resembles a step of a stairway.
d. A low platform used for exercise, as in step aerobics.
5.
a. One of a series of actions, processes, or measures taken to achieve a goal.
b. A stage in a process: followed every step in the instructions.
6. A degree in progress or a grade or rank in a scale: a step up in the corporate hierarchy.
7. Music
a. The interval that separates two successive tones of a scale.
b. A degree of a scale.
8. Nautical The block in which the heel of a mast is fixed.
v. stepped, step·ping, steps
v.intr.
1. To put or press the foot: step on the brake.
2. To shift or move slightly by taking a step or two: step back.
3. To walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified direction: step over to the corner.
4. To move with the feet in a particular manner: step lively.
5. To move into a new situation by or as if by taking a single step: stepping into a life of ease.
6. To treat someone with arrogant indifference: He is always stepping on other people.
v.tr.
1. To put or set (the foot) down: step foot on land.
2. To measure by pacing: step off ten yards.
3. To furnish with steps; make steps in: terraces that are stepped along the hillside.
4. Computers To cause (a computer) to execute a single instruction.
5. Nautical To place (a mast) in its step.
Phrasal Verbs:
step aside
To resign from a post, especially when being replaced.
step down
1. To resign from a high post.
2. To reduce, especially in stages: stepping down the electric power.
step in
1. To enter into an activity or a situation.
2. To intervene.
step out
1. To walk briskly.
2. To go outside for a short time.
3. Informal To go out for a special evening of entertainment.
4. To withdraw; quit.
step up
1. To increase, especially in stages: step up production.
2. To come forward: step up and be counted.
3. To improve one's performance or take on more responsibility, especially at a crucial time.
Idioms:
in step
1. Moving in rhythm.
2. In conformity with one's environment: in step with the times.
out of step
1. Not moving in rhythm: recruits marching out of step.
2. Not in conformity with one's environment: out of step with the times.
step by step
By degrees.
step on it Informal
To go faster; hurry.

[Middle English, from Old English stæpe, stepe.]

step

(stɛp)
n
1. (Physiology) the act of motion brought about by raising the foot and setting it down again in coordination with the transference of the weight of the body
2. the distance or space covered by such a motion
3. the sound made by such a movement
4. the impression made by such movement of the foot; footprint
5. the manner of walking or moving the feet; gait: he received his prize with a proud step.
6. (Dancing) a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance or part of a dance: I have mastered the steps of the waltz.
7. (Dancing) any of several paces or rhythmic movements in marching, dancing, etc: the goose step.
8. (plural) a course followed by a person in walking or as walking: they followed in their leader's steps.
9. one of a sequence of separate consecutive stages in the progression towards some goal: another step towards socialism.
10. a rank or grade in a series or scale: he was always a step behind.
11. an object or device that offers support for the foot when ascending or descending
12. (Architecture) (plural) a flight of stairs, esp out of doors
13. (Building) (plural) another name for stepladder
14. a very short easily walked distance: it is only a step to my place.
15. (Music, other) music a melodic interval of a second. See whole tone, half-step
16. an offset or change in the level of a surface similar to the step of a stair
17. (Nautical Terms) a strong block or frame bolted onto the keel of a vessel and fitted to receive the base of a mast
18. (Mining & Quarrying) a ledge cut in mining or quarrying excavations
19. break step to cease to march in step
20. in step
a. marching, dancing, etc, in conformity with a specified pace or moving in unison with others
b. informal in agreement or harmony
21. (Dancing) marching, dancing, etc, in conformity with a specified pace or moving in unison with others
22. (Military) marching, dancing, etc, in conformity with a specified pace or moving in unison with others
23. informal in agreement or harmony
24. keep step to remain walking, marching, dancing, etc, in unison or in a specified rhythm
25. out of step
a. not moving in conformity with a specified pace or in accordance with others
b. informal not in agreement; out of harmony
26. (Dancing) not moving in conformity with a specified pace or in accordance with others
27. (Military) not moving in conformity with a specified pace or in accordance with others
28. not moving in conformity with a specified pace or in accordance with others
29. step by step with care and deliberation; gradually
30. take steps to undertake measures (to do something) with a view to the attainment of some end
31. watch one's step
a. informal to conduct oneself with caution and good behaviour
b. to walk or move carefully
vb, steps, stepping or stepped
32. (Physiology) (intr) to move by raising the foot and then setting it down in a different position, transferring the weight of the body to this foot and repeating the process with the other foot
33. (intr; often foll by in, out, etc) to move or go on foot, esp for a short distance: step this way, ladies.
34. (intr) informal chiefly US to move, often in an attractive graceful manner, as in dancing: he can really step around.
35. (intr; usually foll by on or upon) to place or press the foot; tread: to step on the accelerator.
36. (usually foll by: into) to enter (into a situation) apparently with ease: she stepped into a life of luxury.
37. (tr) to walk or take (a number of paces, etc): to step ten paces.
38. (Dancing) (tr) to perform the steps of: they step the tango well.
39. (tr) to set or place (the foot)
40. (tr; usually foll by off or out) to measure (some distance of ground) by stepping
41. (tr) to arrange in or supply with a series of steps so as to avoid coincidence or symmetry
42. (Nautical Terms) (tr) to raise (a mast) and fit it into its step
[Old English stepe, stæpe; related to Old Frisian stap, stepe, Old High German stapfo (German Stapfe footprint), Old Norse stapi high rock]
ˈstepˌlike adj

Step

(stɛp)
n
(Individual Sports, other than specified)
a. a set of aerobic exercises designed to improve the cardiovascular system, which consists of stepping on and off a special box of adjustable height
b. (as modifier): Step aerobics.

STEP

(stɛp)
n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Special Temporary Employment Programme

step

(stɛp)

n., v. stepped, step•ping. n.
1. a movement made by lifting the foot and setting it down again in a new position, accompanied by a shifting of the body in the direction of the new position, as in walking or dancing.
2. such a movement followed by a movement of equal distance of the other foot.
3. the space passed over or the distance measured by one such movement of the foot.
4. the sound made by the foot in making such a movement.
5. a mark or impression made by the foot on the ground; footprint.
6. the manner of stepping; gait; stride.
7. pace or rhythm in marching: double-quick step.
8. a pace or rhythm uniform with that of another or others, or in time with music.
9. steps, movements or course in stepping or walking: to retrace one's steps.
10. any of a series of successive stages in a process or the attainment of an end: the five steps to success.
11. rank, degree, or grade, as on a vertical scale.
12. a support for the foot in ascending or descending: the steps of a ladder.
13. a very short distance.
14. a repeated pattern or unit of movement in a dance formed by a combination of foot and body motions.
15. Music.
a. a degree of the staff or of the scale.
b. the interval between two adjacent scale degrees; second.
16. a socket, frame, or platform for supporting the lower end of a mast.
v.i.
17. to move in steps.
18. to walk, esp. for a few strides or a short distance: Step over to the counter.
19. to move with measured steps, as in a dance.
20. to go briskly or fast, as a horse.
21. to come easily and naturally, as if by a step of the foot: to step into a fortune.
22. to put the foot down; tread: Don't step on the grass.
23. to press with the foot, as on a lever or spring, in order to operate some mechanism.
v.t.
24. to take (a step, pace, stride, etc.).
25. to go through or perform the steps of (a dance).
26. to move or set (the foot) in taking a step.
27. to measure (a distance, ground, etc.) by steps (sometimes fol. by off or out).
28. to make or arrange in the manner of a series of steps.
29. to fix (a mast) in its step.
30. step down,
a. to lower or decrease by degrees.
b. to relinquish one's authority or control; resign.
31. step in, to become involved; intervene.
32. step out,
a. to leave a place, esp. for a short time.
b. to walk or march at a more rapid pace.
c. to go out socially.
33. step up,
a. to raise or increase by degrees.
b. to be promoted; advance.
c. to make progress; improve.
Idioms:
1. break step, to cease or interrupt marching in step.
2. in (or out of) step,
a. in (or not in) time to a rhythm or beat, as while marching in unison.
b. in (or not in) harmony or agreement with others.
3. keep step, to stay in step; keep pace.
4. step by step, gradually; by stages.
5. step on it or on the gas, Informal. to move more quickly; hurry.
6. take steps, to employ necessary procedures.
[before 900; (v.) Old English steppan, c. Old High German stepfen; (n.) Middle English; Old English stepe]

step-

a prefix used in kinship terms denoting members of a family related by the remarriage of a parent and not by blood: stepbrother.
[Old English stēop-, c. Old High German stiof-, Old Norse stjūp-]

step

stairs
1. 'step'

A step is a raised flat surface which you put your feet on to move to a different level.

Mind the step.
She was sitting on the top step.

A series of steps, for example on a steep slope or on the outside of a building, is called a flight of steps.

...a flight of concrete steps.
We walked in silence up a flight of stairs.
2. 'stairs'

A series of steps inside a building which you use to get from one floor to another is called stairs or a staircase.

I was running up and down the stairs.
There was a large hall with a big staircase winding up from it.

step


Past participle: stepped
Gerund: stepping

Imperative
step
step
Present
I step
you step
he/she/it steps
we step
you step
they step
Preterite
I stepped
you stepped
he/she/it stepped
we stepped
you stepped
they stepped
Present Continuous
I am stepping
you are stepping
he/she/it is stepping
we are stepping
you are stepping
they are stepping
Present Perfect
I have stepped
you have stepped
he/she/it has stepped
we have stepped
you have stepped
they have stepped
Past Continuous
I was stepping
you were stepping
he/she/it was stepping
we were stepping
you were stepping
they were stepping
Past Perfect
I had stepped
you had stepped
he/she/it had stepped
we had stepped
you had stepped
they had stepped
Future
I will step
you will step
he/she/it will step
we will step
you will step
they will step
Future Perfect
I will have stepped
you will have stepped
he/she/it will have stepped
we will have stepped
you will have stepped
they will have stepped
Future Continuous
I will be stepping
you will be stepping
he/she/it will be stepping
we will be stepping
you will be stepping
they will be stepping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stepping
you have been stepping
he/she/it has been stepping
we have been stepping
you have been stepping
they have been stepping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stepping
you will have been stepping
he/she/it will have been stepping
we will have been stepping
you will have been stepping
they will have been stepping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stepping
you had been stepping
he/she/it had been stepping
we had been stepping
you had been stepping
they had been stepping
Conditional
I would step
you would step
he/she/it would step
we would step
you would step
they would step
Past Conditional
I would have stepped
you would have stepped
he/she/it would have stepped
we would have stepped
you would have stepped
they would have stepped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.step - any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, maneuver, manoeuvre - a move made to gain a tactical end
countermeasure - an action taken to offset another action
porcupine provision, shark repellent - a measure undertaken by a corporation to discourage unwanted takeover attempts
precaution, safeguard, guard - a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
2.step - the distance covered by a stepstep - the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
3.step - the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
locomotion, travel - self-propelled movement
stride, tread, pace - a step in walking or running
pas - (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)
trip - a light or nimble tread; "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
sidestep - a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
footstep - the act of taking a step in walking
4.step - support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"
corbel step, corbiestep, corbie-step, crow step - (architecture) a step on the top of a gable wall
riser - structural member consisting of the vertical part of a stair or step
staircase, stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
tread - structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step
5.step - relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
cut - a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the rest"
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
6.step - a short distance; "it's only a step to the drugstore"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
7.step - the sound of a step of someone walkingstep - the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
tramp - a heavy footfall; "the tramp of military boots"
8.step - a musical interval of two semitones
musical interval, interval - the difference in pitch between two notes
9.step - a mark of a foot or shoe on a surfacestep - a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
footprint evidence - evidence in the form of footprints; "there was footprint evidence that he had been at the scene of the crime"
print, mark - a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"
10.step - a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
11.step - a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dancestep - a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step"
locomotion, travel - self-propelled movement
moonwalk - a kind of dance step in which the dancer seems to be sliding on the spot; "Michael Jackson perfected the moonwalk in the 1980s"
hoofing, step dancing - dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures
chasse, sashay - (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading
glissade - (ballet) a gliding or sliding step in ballet
Verb1.step - shift or move by taking a step; "step back"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
backpedal - step backwards, in boxing
step out - go outside a room or building for a short period of time
2.step - put down or press the foot, place the footstep - put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
step on, tread on - place or press the foot on; "He stepped on the hem of her long gown"
3.step - cause (a computer) to execute a single command
execute, run - carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction"
4.step - treat badlystep - treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
kick around - treat badly; abuse; "They won't have me to kick around any more!"
5.step - furnish with steps; "The architect wants to step the terrace"
architecture - the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
6.step - move with one's feet in a specific manner; "step lively"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
7.step - walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner; "step over to the blackboard"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
8.step - place (a ship's mast) in its step
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
9.step - measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards"
measure, quantify - express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?"
10.step - 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"
move - go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy"

step

noun
1. pace, stride, footstep I took a step towards him.
2. footfall He heard steps in the corridor.
3. stair, tread, rung He slowly climbed the steps.
4. doorstep, sill Leave empty milk bottles on the step.
5. move, measure, action, means, act, proceeding, procedure, manoeuvre, deed, expedient He greeted the agreement as the first step towards peace.
6. stage, point, phase Aristotle took the scientific approach a step further.
7. gait, walk He quickened his step.
8. level, rank, remove, degree This is the final step in the career ladder.
verb
1. walk, pace, tread, move the first man to step on the moon
2. stand, stamp, tread, walk One of them accidentally stepped on my hand.
in step (Informal) in agreement, in harmony, in unison, in line, coinciding, conforming, in conformity Now they are more in step and more in love with each other.
mind or watch your step (Informal) be careful, take care, look out, be cautious, be discreet, take heed, tread carefully, be canny, be on your guard, mind how you goes, have your wits about you, mind your p's and q's Hey! she thought. Watch your step, girl!
out of step (Informal) in disagreement, out of line, out of phase, out of harmony, incongruous, pulling different ways They jogged in silence a while, faces lowered, out of step.
step by step gradually, bit by bit, one step at a time, slowly but surely I am not rushing things and I'm taking it step by step.
step down or aside (Informal) resign, retire, quit, leave, give up, pull out, bow out, abdicate Many would prefer to see him step aside in favour of a younger man.
step in (Informal) intervene, take action, become involved, chip in (informal), intercede, take a hand If no agreement was reached, the army would step in.
step on it (Informal) go faster, speed up, hurry up (informal), get moving, accelerate, get cracking, get a move on, get your skates on, rattle your dags (N.Z. informal) We've only got thirty-five minutes, so step on it.
step something up increase, boost, intensify, up, raise, accelerate, speed up, escalate, augment Security is being stepped up to deal with the increase in violence.
take steps take action, act, intervene, move in, take the initiative, take measures They agreed to take steps to avoid confrontation.
Proverbs
"one step at a time"

step

noun
1. The act or manner of going on foot:
2. An action calculated to achieve an end:
maneuver, measure (often used in plural), move, procedure, tactic.
3. One of the units in a course, as on an ascending or descending scale:
Informal: notch.
verb
1. To go on foot:
Slang: hoof.
Idiom: foot it.
2. To move rhythmically to music, using patterns of steps or gestures:
Slang: hoof.
phrasal verb
step down
To withdraw from business or active life:
Idioms: call it quits, hang up one's spurs, turn in one's badge.
phrasal verb
step up
To increase the speed of:
Translations
إجْراء، حَرَكَهخُطْوَةخُطْوَهخُطْوَه، دَقَّة القَدَم في الرَّقْصدَرَجَة
krokschodšlápnoutjít
trinskridttrædetrappetrinbræt
askelastuajalanjälkijalustakannatinlaakeri
gazitikorakstepenica
léplépdellépés
danssporfótatakòrep, trapparáîstöfunskref
歩み踏む
걸음밟다한 계단
akmenys per ką perbristiapdairiai elgtisį kojąlaiptelis kelyje įne į koją
dejas solis, rakstslikt solineliels attālumspāris soļupasākums
korakstopitistopnica
stegtrampatrappsteg
เหยียบก้าวบันได
adımbasamakbasmakbir adımlık mesafeçok yakın
bướcgiẫm lên

step

[step]
A. N
1. (= movement) (lit, fig) → paso m; (= sound) → paso m, pisada f
with slow stepscon pasos lentos
he heard steps outsideoyó pasos or pisadas fuera
to take a step backdar un paso atrás
it's a big step for himes un gran paso or salto para él
step by step (lit, fig) → poco a poco
to be a step closer to doing sthestar más cerca de hacer algo
at every step (lit, fig) → a cada paso
we'll keep you informed every step of the wayle mantendremos informado en todo momento
I'll fight this decision every step of the wayvoy a oponerme a esta decisión hasta el final
the first step is to decideel primer paso es decidir ...
to follow in sb's stepsseguir los pasos de algn
it's a great step forwardes un gran paso or salto adelante
to take a step forwarddar un paso adelante
I would go one step further and make all guns illegalyo iría aún más lejos y prohibiría todo tipo de armas de fuego
what's the next step?¿cuál es el siguiente paso?
it's a step in the right directiones un paso adelante
a step towards peaceun paso hacia la paz
to turn one's steps towards sthdirigir los pasos hacia algo
it's a step up in his careeres un ascenso en su carrera profesional
it's a bit of a step up from the house where I was bornes mucho mejor que la casa en la que nací
to watch one's step (lit, fig) → ir con cuidado
to be one step ahead of sbllevar ventaja a or sobre algn
to keep one step ahead (of)mantenerse en una posición de ventaja (con respecto a)
it's a case of one step forward, two steps backes un caso típico de un paso adelante y dos hacia atrás
see also false A1
see also spring A4
2. (in dancing, marching) → paso m
to break stepromper el paso
he quickly fell into step beside meno tardó en ajustar su paso al mío
to be in step with sb (lit) → llevar el paso de algn
the party is in step with the countryel partido está en sintonía con el país
to be in step with public opinionsintonizar con la opinión pública
the bright colours are perfectly in step with the current moodlos colores vivos reflejan perfectamente al clima actual
to be/keep in step (with) (in marching) → llevar el paso (de); (in dance) → llevar el compás or ritmo (de)
to be out of step (in marching) → no llevar el paso; (in dance) → no llevar el compás or el ritmo
to get out of step (in march) → perder el paso; (in dance) → perder el ritmo or compás
to be out of step with sth/sbno estar sintonizado con algo/algn
to fall or get out of step with sth/sbdesconectarse de algo/algn
3. (= distance) → paso m
I'm just a step away if you need mesi me necesitas, sólo estoy a un paso
the beach is just a step away (from the hotel)la playa está a un paso (del hotel)
it's a good step or quite a step to the villageel pueblo queda bastante lejos
4. (= footprint) → huella f
5. (= measure) → medida f
to take stepstomar medidas
we must take steps to improve thingstenemos que tomar medidas para mejorar la situación
6. (= stair) → peldaño m, escalón m; (on bus) → peldaño m, estribo m (also doorstep) → escalón m de la puerta
"mind the step"cuidado con el escalón
I'll meet you on the library stepsquedamos en los escalones or la escalinata de la biblioteca
a flight of stone stepsun tramo de escalera or de escalones de piedra
7. steps (= stepladder) → escalera f (de mano/de tijera)
8. (in scale) → peldaño m, grado m
to get onto the next step in the salary scaleascender un peldaño or subir de grado en la escala salarial
9. (also step aerobics) → step m
10. (US) (Mus) → tono m
B. VI
1. (= walk)
to step on boardsubir a bordo
won't you step inside?¿no quiere pasar?
he stepped into the roomentró en la habitación
he stepped into his slippers/trousersse puso las zapatillas/los pantalones
to step off a bus/plane/trainbajarse de un autobús/avión/tren
as he stepped onto the pavemental poner el pie en la acera ...
as she stepped out of the caral bajar del coche
she looked as if she had stepped out of a fairytaleparecía recién salida de un cuento de hadas
she stepped out of her dressse quitó el vestido (por abajo)
I had to step outside for a breath of fresh airtuve que salir fuera a tomar el aire
to step over sthpasar por encima de algo
step this wayhaga el favor de pasar por aquí
to step out of linedesobedecer, romper las reglas
see also shoe
2. (= tread)
to step in/on sthpisar algo
don't step in that puddleno te metas en ese charco
step on it! (= hurry up) → ¡date prisa!, ¡ponte las pilas!, ¡apúrate! (LAm) (Aut) → ¡acelera!
to step on the accelerator (Brit) step on the gas (US) → pisar el acelerador
see also toe
C. CPD step aerobics Nstep m
step aside VI + ADV (lit) → hacerse a un lado, apartarse
many would prefer to see him step aside in favour of a younger manmuchos preferirían que renunciase or dimitiese en favor de alguien más joven
step back VI + ADV
1. (lit) → dar un paso hacia atrás, retroceder
it's like stepping back in timees como viajar hacia atrás or retroceder en el tiempo
2. (= detach o.s.) → distanciarse un poco
I needed to step back from the situationnecesitaba distanciarme un poco de la situación
step down VI + ADV
1. (lit) → bajar (from de)
2. (fig) (= resign) → renunciar, dimitir
to step down in favour of sbrenunciar or dimitir en favor de algn
step forward VI + ADV
1. (lit) → dar un paso hacia adelante
2. (fig) (= volunteer) → ofrecerse
step in VI + ADV
1. (lit) → entrar
2. (fig) (= intervene) → intervenir; (= volunteer) → ofrecerse
the government must step in and sort out this situationel gobierno debe intervenir para solucionar esta situación
Mrs White has kindly stepped in to help us outla Sra. White se ha ofrecido amablemente a ayudarnos
step out
A. VI + ADV
1. (= go outside) → salir
2. (= present o.s.) → presentarse, aparecer
she likes to step out in designer clothesle gusta presentarse or aparecer llevando ropa exclusiva
3. (o.f.) (romantically) → salir
Jake is stepping out with my nieceJake sale con mi sobrina
4. (= walk briskly) → apretar el paso
5. (US) to step out on sbser infiel a algn
B. VT + ADV (= measure) [+ distance] → medir a pasos
step up
A. VI + ADV to step up to sth/sbacercarse a algo/algn
B. VT + ADV
1. (= increase) [+ production, sales] → aumentar; [+ campaign] → intensificar; [+ attacks, attempts, efforts] → intensificar, redoblar
2. (Elec) [+ current] → aumentar

step

[ˈstɛp]
n
(= movement) → pas m
He took a step forward → Il a fait un pas en avant.
watch your step (lit) (= be careful where you tread) → faites attention où vous mettez les pieds (fig) (as warning) (= watch out) → faites attention où vous mettez les pieds
(= sound) → pas m
He heard steps in the corridor → Il entendit des pas dans le couloir.
(= action, measure) → mesure f
to take steps → prendre des mesures
to take steps to do sth → prendre des mesures pour faire qch
a step in the right direction → un pas dans la bonne direction
(= stage) → cran m
one step further → un cran plus loin
She carried this idea one step further → Elle poussa l'idée un cran plus loin.
step by step adv (= little by little) → petit à petit
(= way of walking) → pas m
There was a spring in his step → Il avait le pas vif et léger.
(in dancing, marching)pas m
in step → au pas
They marched in step → Ils défilaient au pas.
to be in step with sth (fig)aller dans le sens de qch
to be out of step with sth (fig)être en décalage par rapport à qch
(= stair) → marche f
She tripped over the step → Elle a trébuché sur la marche.
vi
to step on sth → marcher sur qch
step on it! > (= get a move on) → magne-toi!
to step off sth → descendre de qch
as soon as he stepped off the plane
BUT dès sa descente d'avion.
to step over sth → enjamber qch steps
npl (British) (= stepladder) → escabeau m
step aside
vi
(= take step to one side) → faire un pas de côté
(= stand down) → se désister
to step aside in favour of sb → se désister en faveur de qn
step back
vifaire un pas en arrière
step down
vi (= stand down) → se retirer, se désister
step forward
vifaire un pas en avant, avancer
step in
vi (= intervene) → intervenir
vt fus
to step in sth → marcher dans qch
He stepped in a puddle → Il a marché dans une flaque d'eau.
step up
vt sep (= increase) [+ efforts, production, sales, campaign, security] → intensifierstep aerobics nplstep® m

step

n
(= pace, in dancing)Schritt m; to take a stepeinen Schritt machen; step by step (lit, fig)Schritt für Schritt; we followed his steps in the snowwir folgten seinen Fußstapfen im Schnee; he watched my every step (fig)er beobachtete mich auf Schritt und Tritt; to watch one’s stepachtgeben; (fig also)sich vorsehen; to be or stay one step ahead of somebody (fig)jdm einen Schritt voraussein
to be in step (lit)im Gleichschritt or Tritt sein (with mit); (in dancing) → im Takt sein (with mit); (fig)im Gleichklang sein (with mit); to be out of step (lit)nicht im Tritt or im gleichen Schritt sein (with mit); (in dancing) → nicht im gleichen Takt sein (with wie); (fig)nicht im Gleichklang sein (with mit); to get out of step (lit)aus dem Schritt or Tritt kommen; (in dancing) → aus dem Takt kommen; (fig)von der gemeinsamen Linie abkommen; to keep in step (lit)Tritt halten; (fig)Schritt halten; to break step (lit)aus dem Tritt kommen; (fig)aus dem Schritt kommen; to fall into step (lit)in Gleichschritt fallen (with mit); (fig)in den gleichen Takt kommen (with wie)
(Brit: = distance) it’s (quite) a good step (to the village)es ist ein ziemlich weiter Weg (bis zum Dorf), es ist ziemlich weit (bis zum Dorf); it’s only a few stepses sind nur ein paar Schritte
(= move)Schritt m; (= measure)Maßnahme f, → Schritt m; the first step is to form a committeeals Erstes muss ein Ausschuss gebildet werden; it’s a great step forwardes ist ein großer Schritt nach vorn; that would be a step back/in the right direction for himdas wäre für ihn ein Rückschritt/ein Schritt in die richtige Richtung; one can’t take a single step without having to consult somebodyman kann (rein) gar nichts unternehmen, ohne fragen zu müssen; to take steps to do somethingMaßnahmen ergreifen, (um) etw zu tun; to take legal stepsgerichtlich vorgehen
(in process, experiment) → Abschnitt m, → Stufe f; (in learning, course) → Stufe f, → Lernschritt m
(= stair, fig, in scale, hierarchy) → Stufe f; steps (outdoors) → Treppe f; mind the stepVorsicht Stufe
steps pl (Brit: = stepladder: also pair of steps) → Tritt- or Stufenleiter f
(= step aerobics)Steppaerobic nt
vt
(old) dancetanzen
(= arrange in steps)terrassenförmig anlegen, abstufen
step two paces to the lefttreten Sie zwei Schritte nach links
vigehen; to step into/out of something (house, room, puddle)in etw (acc)/aus etw treten; train, dressin etw (acc)/aus etw steigen; to step on(to) something (plane, train)in etw (acc)steigen; platform, ladderauf etw (acc)steigen; to step on something (object, toy)auf etw (acc)treten; he stepped on my footer ist mir auf den Fuß getreten; to step over somebody/somethingüber jdn/etw steigen; please mind where you stepgeben Sie acht, wo Sie hintreten; step this way, pleasehier entlang, bitte!; he stepped into the roader trat auf die Straße; he stepped into his father’s job/shoeser übernahm die Stelle seines Vaters; to step into somebody’s boots (Brit Sport) → in jds Fußstapfen treten; to step on boardan Bord gehen; to step insidehineintreten; to step outsidehinaustreten; (for fight) → (mal eben) vor die Tür gehen; step on it!mach mal ein bisschen (schneller)! (inf); (in car) → gib Gas!

step

[stɛp]
1. n
a. (movement) → passo (fig) (move) → mossa, passo
to take a step back/forward → fare un passo indietro/avanti
it's a great step forward (fig) → è un gran passo avanti
a step in the right direction (fig) → un passo nella direzione giusta
step by step → un passo dietro l'altro (fig) → poco a poco
to be in/out of step with (also) (fig) → stare/non stare al passo con
to keep in step (with) (also) (fig) → mantenersi al passo (con)
to watch one's step → guardare dove si mettono i piedi (fig) → fare attenzione
b. (measure) → misura
to take steps to solve a problem → prendere le misure necessarie per risolvere un problema
c. (stair) → gradino, scalino; (of ladder) → piolo; (of vehicle) → predellino (fig) (in scale) → gradino steps npl (stairs) → scala fsg; (outside building) → scalinata fsg
folding steps, pair of steps → scala a libretto
a step up in his career (fig) → un passo avanti nella carriera
2. vifare un passo, andare
to step aside → farsi da parte, scansarsi
to step inside → entrare
she stepped out of the car → uscì dalla macchina
to step back → tirarsi indietro
step this way, please! → da questa parte, per favore!
to step over sth → scavalcare qc
to step off the pavement → scendere dal marciapiede
to step on sth → calpestare qc
step on it! (fam) → muoviti!
to step out of line (fig) → sgarrare
step down vi + advscendere (fig) (resign) to step down (in favour of sb)dimettersi or dare le dimissioni (a favore di qn)
step forward vi + advfare un passo avanti (fig) (volunteer) → farsi avanti
step in vi + adventrare, fare il proprio ingresso (fig) → intromettersi
step up vt + adv (production) → aumentare; (efforts, campaign) → intensificare
to step up work on sth → accelerare i lavori per qc

step

(step) noun
1. one movement of the foot in walking, running, dancing etc. He took a step forward; walking with hurried steps.
2. the distance covered by this. He moved a step or two nearer; The restaurant is only a step (= a short distance) away.
3. the sound made by someone walking etc. I heard (foot) steps.
4. a particular movement with the feet, eg in dancing. The dance has some complicated steps.
5. a flat surface, or one flat surface in a series, eg on a stair or stepladder, on which to place the feet or foot in moving up or down. A flight of steps led down to the cellar; Mind the step!; She was sitting on the doorstep.
6. a stage in progress, development etc. Mankind made a big step forward with the invention of the wheel; His present job is a step up from his previous one.
7. an action or move (towards accomplishing an aim etc). That would be a foolish/sensible step to take; I shall take steps to prevent this happening again.
verbpast tense, past participle stepped
to make a step, or to walk. He opened the door and stepped out; She stepped briskly along the road.
steps noun plural
a stepladder. May I borrow your steps?
ˈstepladder noun
a ladder with a hinged support at the back and flat steps, not rungs.
ˈstepping-stones noun plural
large stones placed in a shallow stream etc, on which a person can step when crossing.
in/out of step
(of two or more people walking together) with, without the same foot going forward at the same time. to march in step; Keep in step!; He got out of step.
step aside
to move to one side. He stepped aside to let me pass.
step by step
gradually. He improved step by step.
step in
to intervene. The children began to quarrel, and I thought it was time I stepped in.
step out
to walk with a long(er) and (more) energetic stride.
step up
to increase. The firm must step up production.
watch one's step
to be careful, especially over one's own behaviour.

step

خُطْوَة, دَرَجَة, يَدوسُ krok, schod, šlápnout træde, trin Schritt, Stufe, treten βαδίζω, βήμα, σκαλοπάτι escalón, paso, pisar askel, astua, porras marche, pas, piétiner gaziti, korak, stepenica camminare, passo, scalino 歩み, 段, 踏む 걸음, 밟다, 한 계단 stap, trap, treden tråkke, trapp, trinn kroczyć, krok, stopień degrau, passo, pisar ступать, ступень, шаг steg, trampa, trappsteg เหยียบ, ก้าว, บันได adım, basamak, basmak bước, giẫm lên 台阶, 步骤, 踩踏

step

n. paso; [stairs] escalón, peldaño;
___ by ___paso a paso;
v.
to ___ downbajar; reducir;
to ___ inentrar; intervenir;
to ___ upsubir; apurar, acelerar, intensificar.

step

n paso; the next — el próximo paso; the best next — el mejor paso a seguir; to take a — dar un paso; twelve-step program programa m de doce pasos; vi (pret & pp stepped; ger stepping) dar un paso
References in classic literature ?
When they reached the cottage, the two seated themselves with some appearance of fatigue upon the upper step of the porch, facing each other, each leaning against a supporting post.
He accepted the sunshade, and lifting it over his head descended the steps and walked away.
At the next instant, a youthful warrior passed between them, with a noiseless step, and seated himself on the bank of the rapid stream.
cried Jo, as a door slammed and steps sounded in the hall.
Roderigo produced a rope ladder, with five steps to it, threw up one end, and invited Zara to descend.
With the boys of his school, Adolph Myers had walked in the evening or had sat talking until dusk upon the schoolhouse steps lost in a kind of dream.
The top five photos -- those with the most votes through Mother's Day -- will be finalists, one of which will be selected to receive a Safe Step Walk-In Tub.
First-year teachers begin on step one, and they move up one step each subsequent year until their 12th year.
Side-to-side variation, front and back, rock step in place, clockwise and counterclockwise movement.
Step 2--Then ask what information will give us an answer or indication we are or are not on the road to success.
Step two: Seek the advice of legal counsel to avoid potential litigation
Censeo then took it a step further and added their own criteria related to the probability of rapid success, used their own protocols to group PSC/FSC data, and presented their results.