stepverb [I + adv/prep]uk us /step/ (-pp-)
- I stepped on a nail sticking out of the floorboards.
- I slipped as I stepped onto the platform.
- When it was his turn to dive, he gulped and stepped up onto the diving board.
- He stepped out into the night and the whirling snow.
- I stepped out of the building and immediately a bullet whistled past my head.
stepnounuk us /step/
step noun (STAGE)
- 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)
step noun (FOOT MOVEMENT)
step noun (MUSIC)