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doorstep

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɔː.step/ us    /ˈdɔːr-/

doorstep noun [C] (STEP)

a step in front of an outside door: He left the package on the doorstep.

doorstep noun [C] (BREAD)

UK a very thick piece of bread

doorstep

verb uk   /ˈdɔː.step/ us    /ˈdɔːr-/ (-pp-) UK
[T often passive] disapproving If you are doorstepped by journalists, they come to your house and ask you to speak or answer questions, even if you do not want them to: He complained about being doorstepped by the press. [I or T] to go to every house in a particular area selling something or asking for support
Translations of “doorstep”
in Chinese (Traditional) 台階, (門前的)台階…
in Russian крыльцо…
in Turkish eşik, kapı girişi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 台阶, (门前的)台阶…
in Polish próg…
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