What is the pronunciation of step?
English definition of “step”
B1 [C] the act of lifting one foot and putting it down on a different part of the ground, such as when you walk or run: Sophie took her first steps when she was eleven months old. He rose to his feet and took a couple of steps towards her. With every step, her feet hurt her more and more. I retraced my steps, looking for my lost keys. › [C] the distance you cover when you take a step: I'd only gone a few steps down the road when I realized I'd forgotten to lock the door. › [U] the way you move your feet when you are walking or running, which can sometimes show how you are feeling: She walked out of the office with a spring in her step (= in a way that showed she was happy). The driver told us to mind/watch our step (= walk carefully) as we got off the bus. › [C] a particular movement that you make with your feet when you dance: She's teaching me some basic dance steps. in step › When people walk in step, they lift their feet off the ground and put them down again at the same time: The soldiers marched in step. › describes opinions, ideas, or ways of living that are the same as those of other people: Television companies need to keep in step with public opinion. out of step › When someone is out of step, they do not lift the same foot and put it down again at the same time as other people: I'm no good at dancing - I always get hopelessly out of step. › describes opinions, ideas, or ways of living that are different from those of other people: The Republicans are out of step with the country, Williams said. He thinks that everyone is out of step except him.