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English definition of “step on sb”

step on sb

informal
verb [I + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with step   /step/ (-pp-) us  
to treat someone unfairly or unkindlyTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
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