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Translation of "step" - English-French dictionary

step

noun /step/
one movement of the foot in walking, running, dancing etc pas He took a step forward walking with hurried steps.
the distance covered by this pas He moved a step or two nearer The restaurant is only a step (= a short distance) away.
the sound made by someone walking etc pas I heard (foot) steps.
a particular movement with the feet, eg in dancing pas 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 marche A flight of steps led down to the cellar Mind the step! She was sitting on the doorstep.
a stage in progress, development etc pas 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) mesure That would be a foolish/sensible step to take I shall take steps to prevent this happening again.
steps noun plural
a stepladder escabeau May I borrow your steps?
stepladder noun
a ladder with a hinged support at the back and flat steps, not rungs. escabeau
stepping-stones noun plural
large stones placed in a shallow stream etc, on which a person can step when crossing. pierre de gué
in/out of step
(of two or more people walking together) with, without the same foot going forward at the same time (ne pas/être) dans les jambes de qqn to march in step Keep in step! He got out of step.
step aside
to move to one side s’écarter He stepped aside to let me pass.
step by step
gradually pas à pas He improved step by step.
step in
to intervene intervenir The children began to quarrel, and I thought it was time I stepped in.
step out
to walk with a long(er) and (more) energetic stride. allonger le pas
step up
to increase intensifier The firm must step up production.
watch one’s step
to be careful, especially over one’s own behaviour prendre garde You’d better watch your step when the boss is in the office.
(Definition of step from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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