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step

 
Noun step has 11 senses
  1. measure, step - any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
    --1 is a kind of maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
    --1 has particulars:
     countermeasure; shark repellent, porcupine provision; precaution, safeguard, guard
  2. footstep, pace, step, stride - the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
    --2 is a kind of indefinite quantity
    Derived forms: verb step9, verb step7, verb step2, verb step1
  3. step - the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
    --3 is a kind of
    locomotion, travel
    --3 has particulars:
     pace, stride, tread; pas; trip; sidestep; footstep
    Derived forms: verb step9, verb step7, verb step6, verb step2, verb step1
  4. step, stair - support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"
    --4 is a kind of support
    --4 is a part of stairway, staircase, stairs, steps
    --4 has parts: riser; tread
    --4 has particulars: corbel step, corbie-step, corbiestep, crow step
    Derived form: verb step5
  5. gradation, step - relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
    --5 is a kind of rank
    --5 has particulars: cut
  6. step, stone's throw - a short distance; "it's only a step to the drugstore"
    --6 is a kind of small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
    Derived form: verb step9
  7. footfall, footstep, step - the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch"
    --7 is a kind of sound
    --7 has particulars: tramp
    Derived forms: verb step6, verb step1
  8. tone, whole tone, step, whole step - a musical interval of two semitones
    --8 is a kind of interval, musical interval
  9. footprint, footmark, step - a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
    --9 is a kind of mark, print
    --9 has particulars: footprint evidence
    Derived form: verb step2
  10. step - a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
    --10 is a kind of
    block
    Derived form: verb step8
  11. dance step, step - a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step"
    --11 is a kind of locomotion, travel
    --11 is a part of step dancing, hoofing
    --11 has particulars: moonwalk; chasse, sashay; glissade
Verb step has 10 senses
  1. step - shift or move by taking a step; "step back"
    --1 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun step7, noun step3, noun step2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. step, tread - put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
    --2 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun step9, noun step2, noun step3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. step - cause (a computer) to execute a single command
    --3 is one way to
    run, execute
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treat - treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
    --4 is one way to treat, handle, do by
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    => Somebody ----s something PP
  5. step - furnish with steps; "The architect wants to step the terrace"
    --5 is one way to
    supply, provide, render, furnish
    Derived form: noun step4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. step - move with one's feet in a specific manner; "step lively"
    --6 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun step7, noun step3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s Adjective
  7. step - walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner; "step over to the blackboard"
    --7 is one way to
    walk
    Derived forms: noun step3, noun step2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  8. step - place (a ship's mast) in its step
    --8 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived form: noun step10
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. pace, step - measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards"
    --9 is one way to quantify, measure
    Derived forms: noun step6, noun step3, noun step2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  10. step - move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation; "She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps"
    --10 is one way to
    move
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
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