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English definition of “doorstep”

doorstep

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

doorstep noun [C] (STEP)

a step in front of an outside door: Don't keep her on the doorstep (= outside the door), Jamie, invite her in.

doorstep noun [C] (BREAD)

UK a very thick piece of bread

doorstep

verb uk   /ˈdɔː.step/ us    /ˈdɔːr-/ (-pp-)
[T often passive] UK 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
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