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footstepnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfʊt.step/
C1 the sound made by a person walking as their foot touches the ground, or a step (= foot movement): Walking along the darkened street, he heard footsteps close behind him.footsteps [plural] the route a person has taken in order to reach a place or to achieve something: When he realized he'd lost his wallet, he retraced his footsteps (= went back the way he had come).
Translations of “footstep”
in Korean 발소리…
in Arabic خُطْوة…
in Portuguese passada, pisada…
in Catalan passa, pas…
in Japanese 足音…
in Italian passo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腳步聲, 腳步…
in Russian звук шагов…
in Turkish ayak sesi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脚步声, 脚步…
in Polish krok…
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