stepverb [ I + adv/prep ]uk /step/ us /step/ -pp-
They stepped out onto the balcony. 他們走出房間，來到陽臺上。
Ow, you stepped on my foot! 噢，你踩到我的腳！
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，泰勒先生剛剛出去幾分鐘，我會告訴他你來過電話。
step noun (STAGE)
What's the next step in the process? 這個企劃的下一步是甚麼？
Most people believe that the decision to cut interest rates was a step in the right direction. 大多數人相信降低利率是朝正確方向邁出的一步。
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 一段台階
I asked them to leave the parcel on the (front) step (= outside the door to the house). 我叫他們把包裹放在門口。
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). 她邁著輕快的步伐走出辦公室。
out of step