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English definition of “step”

step

verb [I + adv/prep]     /step/ (-pp-)
B1 to move by lifting your foot and putting it down in a different place , or to put your foot on or in something: She stepped backwards and fell over a chair . They stepped out onto the balcony . Be careful not to step in the mud . Ow, you stepped on my foot !mainly US I'm afraid Mr Taylor has just stepped (= gone) out for a few minutes , but I'll tell him you called.formal Would you care to step this way please , sir ?Walking and walkers
(Definition of step verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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