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'step' - used as a noun
1. any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
the police took steps to reduce crime
2. the distance covered by a step
3. the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
he walked with unsteady steps
4. support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway
he paused on the bottom step
5. relative position in a graded series
always a step behind
keep in step with the fashions
6. a short distance
it's only a step to the drugstore
7. the sound of a step of someone walking
8. a musical interval of two semitones
9. a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
10. a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
11. a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
he taught them the waltz step

'step' - used as a verb
12. shift or move by taking a step
step back
13. put down or press the foot, place the foot
step on the brake
14. cause (a computer) to execute a single command
15. treat badly
She is always stepping on others to get ahead
16. furnish with steps
The architect wants to step the terrace
17. move with one's feet in a specific manner
step lively
18. walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
step over to the blackboard
19. place (a ship's mast) in its step
20. measure (distances) by pacing
step off ten yards
21. 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

derived forms
1. Step / Plural
steps
2. Step / Past
stepped
3. Step / Third Person
steps
4. Step / Present Participle
stepping
Variations of 'step'
 
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The Danish company Lego, which began in 1932, first manufactured ironing boards, and stepladders.