step on


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step on

vb (intr, preposition)
1. to place or press the foot on
2. to behave harshly or contemptuously towards
3. (Recreational Drugs) to adulterate drugs
4. step on it to go more quickly, hurry up
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.step on - place or press the foot onstep on - place or press the foot on; "He stepped on the hem of her long gown"
tread, step - put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
References in classic literature ?
Ascending another step on the social ladder, she took her stand on the platform of patronage, and charitably looked down on me as an object of pity.
He heard a step on the stairs, and again for an instant the thought of tramps tore through him.