stepverb [ I + adv/prep ]uk /step/ us /step/ -pp-
They stepped out onto the balcony. 他们走出房间来到阳台上。
Ow, you stepped on my foot! 噢，你踩到我的脚了！
mainly US Sorry but Mr Taylor has just stepped (= gone) out for a few minutes, but I'll tell him you called. 很抱歉，泰勒先生刚刚出去几分钟，我会告诉他你打过电话了。
step noun (STAGE)
What's the next step in the process? 这个项目的下一步是什么？
Most people believe that the decision to cut interest rates was a step in the right direction. 大多数人相信降低利率是朝正确方向迈出的一步。
step by step
- This new drug could be an important step in the fight against cancer.
- The first step in empowering the poorest sections of society is making sure they vote.
- The recent free elections mark the next step in the country's progress towards democracy.
- It's a big step, leaving your parents and going off to university.
- So what's the next step? How do we progress the situation?
step noun (STAIR)
a flight of steps 一段台阶
I asked them to leave the parcel on the (front) step (= outside the door to the house). 我让他们把包裹放在门口。
steps [ plural ] UK
step noun (FOOT MOVEMENT)
She walked out of the office with a spring in her step (= in a way that showed she was happy). 她迈着轻快的步子走出了办公室。
out of step