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Spanish translation of “step”

step

noun /step/
one movement of the foot in walking, running, dancing etc
paso
He took a step forward walking with hurried steps.
the distance covered by this
paso
He moved a step or two nearer The restaurant is only a step (= a short distance) away.
the sound made by someone walking etc
pasos
I heard (foot) steps.
a particular movement with the feet, eg in dancing
pasos
The dance has some complicated steps.
a flat surface, or one flat surface in a series, eg on a stair or stepladder, on which to place the feet or foot in moving up or down
escalón
A flight of steps led down to the cellar Mind the step! She was sitting on the doorstep.
a stage in progress, development etc
paso
Mankind made a big step forward with the invention of the wheel His present job is a step up from his previous one.
an action or move (towards accomplishing an aim etc)
paso
That would be a foolish/sensible step to take I shall take steps to prevent this happening again.
steps noun plural a stepladder.
medidas
stepladder noun a ladder with a hinged support at the back and flat steps, not rungs.
escalera
stepping-stones noun plural large stones placed in a shallow stream etc, on which a person can step when crossing.
camino de piedras
in/out of step (of two or more people walking together) with, without the same foot going forward at the same time
al mismo ritmo, paso
The soldiers were marching in step Keep in step! He got out of step.
step aside phrasal verb to move to one side
quitarse del medio; moverse
He stepped aside to let me pass.
step by step gradually
paso a paso
He improved step by step.
step in phrasal verb to intervene
meterse
The children began to quarrel, and I thought it was time I stepped in.
step out phrasal verb to walk with a long(er) and (more) energetic stride.
dar largas zancadas
step up phrasal verb to increase
aumentar
The firm must step up production.
watch one’s step to be careful, especially over one’s own behaviour/behavior
ir con pies de plomo
You’d better watch your step when the boss is in the office.
(Definition of step from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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