English definition of “step”
/step/ noun [C]
MOVEMENT › one of the movements you make with your feet when you walk: She took a few steps forward and then started to speak.
METHOD › one of the things that you do to achieve something: This meeting is the first step towards a peace agreement. The company has taken steps to improve its customer service.
STAIR › one of the surfaces that you walk on when you go up or down stairs
in step (with sb/sth) › having the same ideas, opinions, etc as other people: This time, Britain is in step with the rest of Europe.
out of step (with sb/sth) › having different ideas, opinions, etc from other people: Her views are out of step with government policy.