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step-

prefix uk   /step-/ us  
being of the stated relationship to someone through the previous marriage of their husband or wife, or through their mother or father marrying again: stepfather stepmother stepchildren
More examples
  • I have a step-son who is 12.
  • My step-daughter recently came to live with us.
Translations of “step-”
in Spanish no translation…
in French beau/belle, demi-…
in German Stief-……
in Chinese (Traditional) (因再婚形成的親屬關係)繼……
in Chinese (Simplified) (因再婚形成的亲属关系)继……
(Definition of step- prefix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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