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Translation of "step" - English-German dictionary


noun /step/
one movement of the foot in walking, running, dancing etc der Schritt He took a step forward walking with hurried steps.
the distance covered by this der Schritt He moved a step or two nearer The restaurant is only a step (= a short distance) away.
the sound made by someone walking etc der Schritt I heard (foot) steps.
a particular movement with the feet, eg in dancing der Schritt 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 die Stufe A flight of steps led down to the cellar Mind the step! She was sitting on the doorstep.
a stage in progress, development etc der Schritt 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) der Schritt That would be a foolish/sensible step to take I shall take steps to prevent this happening again.
steps noun plural
a stepladder die Trittleiter May I borrow your steps?
stepladder noun
a ladder with a hinged support at the back and flat steps, not rungs. die Trittleiter
stepping-stones noun plural
large stones placed in a shallow stream etc, on which a person can step when crossing. der Trittstein
in/out of step
(of two or more people walking together) with, without the same foot going forward at the same time im Weg, aus dem Weg to march in step Keep in step! He got out of step.
step aside
to move to one side zur Seite treten He stepped aside to let me pass.
step by step
gradually Schritt für Schritt He improved step by step.
step in
to intervene einschreiten 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. ausschreiten
step up
to increase steigern The firm must step up production.
watch one’s step
to be careful, especially over one’s own behaviour sich vorsehen You’d better watch your step when the boss is in the office.
(Definition of step from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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