Translation of "step" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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stepverb [ I + adv/prep ]

uk /step/ us /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. 她向后退,撞到并摔倒在椅子上。
They stepped out onto the balcony. 他们走出房间来到阳台上。
Be careful not to step in the mud. 小心,别踩进泥里。
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。
formal Step this way please, sir. 您这边请,先生。

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uk /step/ us /step/

step noun (STAGE)

B2 [ C ] a stage in a process

What's the next step in the process? 这个项目的下一步是什么?
We must stay one step ahead of our competitors. 我们必须领先我们的竞争对手一步。
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。
Let's take things a step/one step at a time (= slowly). 我们一步一步来。
Following the success of our products in Europe, our logical next step is to move into the American market. 随着我们的产品在欧洲获得成功,进入美国市场便顺理成章地成了我们的下一步。

B2 [ C ] an action in a series of actions taken for a particular purpose

The country is taking its first tentative steps towards democracy. 这个国家正在朝着民主迈出尝试性的第一步。
We need to take drastic steps to reduce pollution. 我们需要采取严厉措施减少污染。
The president took the unusual step of altering his prepared speech in order to condemn the terrorist attack. 总统为了谴责恐怖主义袭击,采取了极不寻常的做法,临时更改了事先准备好的讲稿。
step by step

C1 dealing with one thing and then another thing in a fixed order

step-by-step instructions 逐步讲解的使用说明
Don't worry - I'll go through the procedure with you step by step. 别担心——我会和你一起一步一步地把整套程序过一遍。

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step noun (STAIR)

B1 [ C ] one of the surfaces that you walk on when you go up or down stairs

a flight of steps 一段台阶
We had to climb some steps to reach the front door. 我们得爬几级台阶才能到大门前。
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。
Mind the step as you leave the train. 下火车时请小心脚下。
It's difficult for people in wheelchairs to negotiate (= move up and down) steps. 坐轮椅的人上下楼梯很困难。
One of the steps on the ladder is broken. 梯子上有一个梯级坏了。
steps [ plural ] UK

another word for stepladder

stepladder 的另一种说法
kitchen steps 厨房用梯凳
library steps 图书馆用活梯

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step noun (FOOT MOVEMENT)

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. 索菲11个月大时迈出了第一步。
He rose to his feet and took a couple of steps towards her. 他站起身来,朝她的方向走了几步。
With every step, her feet hurt her more and more. 每走一步,她的双脚就疼得更厉害一些。
I retraced my steps, looking for my lost keys. 我原路折回,寻找丢了的钥匙。
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[ C ] the distance you cover when you take a step

I'd only gone a few steps when I realized I'd forgotten to lock the door. 我刚向前走了几步就意识到我忘了锁门。

[ 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). 她迈着轻快的步子走出了办公室。
The driver told us to mind/watch our step (= walk carefully) as we got off the bus. 我们下公交车时司机让我们当心脚下。

[ C ] a particular movement that you make with your feet when you dance

She's teaching me some basic dance steps. 她在教我一些基本的舞步。
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. 士兵们齐步前进。

used to say that 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. 电视公司需要顺应民意。
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 completely out of step. 我不擅长跳舞——总是踩不到点上。

used to say that 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. 威廉斯说,共和党人和国家的立场有抵牾。
He thinks that everyone is out of step except him. 他认为只有他是对的,其他所有人都是错的。

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step noun (MUSIC)

[ C ] the difference in pitch between two notes that are next to each other in the western musical scale



uk /step-/ us /step-/

related to someone through a second marriage

stepfather 继父
stepmother 继母
stepchildren 继子女

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  • I have a step-son who is 12.
  • My step-daughter recently came to live with us.

(Translation of “step” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)