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step

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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