Translation of "step" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /step/ us /step/

B1 one of the movements you make with your feet when you walk

She took / a few steps forward. Ha fatto / alcuni passi avanti.

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


one of the things that you do to achieve something

passo, gradino
This meeting is the first step towards a peace agreement. Questo incontro è il primo passo verso un accordo di pace.
be one step ahead (of someone)

to have done something before someone else

essere un gradino più avanti di qualcuno
watch your step

to be careful about what you say and do

stare attento
verb uk /step/ us /step/ present participle stepping, past tense and past participle stepped

B1 to move somewhere by lifting your foot and putting it down in a different place

fare un passo, camminare, scavalcare
She stepped carefully over the dog. Ha fatto un passo con attenzione per scavalcare il cane.
Please step forward. Per favore venite avanti.
step on/in something

B1 to put your foot on or in something

calpestare qualcosa, mettere il piede in/su qualcosa
I accidentally stepped on her foot. Le ho pestato un piede accidentalmente.
Don’t step in the puddles! Non camminate nelle pozzanghere!

(Translation of “step” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)