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footstepnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfʊt.step/  us   /ˈfʊt.step/
C1 the ​sound made by a ​personwalking as ​theirfoottouches the ​ground, or a step (= ​footmovement): Walking along the ​darkenedstreet, he ​heard footsteps ​close behind him.
footsteps [plural]
the ​route a ​person has taken in ​order to ​reach a ​place or to ​achieve something: When he ​realized he'd ​lost his ​wallet, he retraced his footsteps (= went back the way he had come).
(Definition of footstep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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footstepnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfʊtˌstep/
the ​movement or ​sound of each ​step a ​persontakes when ​walking: We never ​saw anyone in the ​building, but sometimes we ​heard footsteps down the ​hall.
(Definition of footstep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “footstep”
in Arabic خُطْوة…
in Korean 발소리…
in Portuguese passada, pisada…
in Catalan passa, pas…
in Japanese 足音…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脚步声, 脚步…
in Turkish ayak sesi…
in Russian звук шагов…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腳步聲, 腳步…
in Italian passo…
in Polish krok…
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