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step



I - noun
1. any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal (Freq. 36)
- the situation called for strong measures
- the police took steps to reduce crime
Syn:
measure
Hypernyms:
maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
Hyponyms:
countermeasure, shark repellent, porcupine provision, precaution, safeguard, guard
2. the distance covered by a step (Freq. 13)
- he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig
Syn:
footstep, pace, stride
Derivationally related forms:
stride (for: stride), pace (for: pace)
Hypernyms:
indefinite quantity
3. the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down (Freq. 7)
- he walked with unsteady steps
Hypernyms:
locomotion, travel
Hyponyms:
pace, stride, tread, pas, trip,
sidestep, footstep
4. support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway (Freq. 2)
- he paused on the bottom step
Syn:
stair
Hypernyms:
support
Hyponyms:
corbel step, corbie-step, corbiestep, crow step
Part Holonyms:
stairway, staircase
Part Meronyms:
riser, tread
5. relative position in a graded series (Freq. 1)
- always a step behind
- subtle gradations in color
- keep in step with the fashions
Syn:
gradation
Derivationally related forms:
gradational (for: gradation), gradate (for: gradation), grade (for: gradation)
Hypernyms:
rank
Hyponyms:
cut
6. a short distance
- it's only a step to the drugstore
Syn:
stone's throw
Hypernyms:
small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
7. a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
- the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window
Syn:
footprint, footmark
Hypernyms:
mark, print
Hyponyms:
footprint evidence
8. the sound of a step of someone walking
- he heard footsteps on the porch
Syn:
footfall, footstep
Hypernyms:
sound
Hyponyms:
tramp
9. a musical interval of two semitones
Syn:
tone, whole tone, whole step
Hypernyms:
interval, musical interval
10. a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
Hypernyms:
block
11. a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
- he taught them the waltz step
Syn:
dance step
Hypernyms:
locomotion, travel
Hyponyms:
moonwalk, chasse, sashay, glissade
Part Holonyms:
step dancing, hoofing

II - verb
1. shift or move by taking a step (Freq. 23)
- step back
See Also:
step out
Hypernyms:
travel, go, move, locomote
Hyponyms:
backpedal
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
2. put down or press the foot, place the foot (Freq. 7)
- For fools rush in where angels fear to tread
- step on the brake
Syn:
tread
Derivationally related forms:
tread (for: tread)
Hypernyms:
travel, go, move, locomote
Hyponyms:
step on, tread on
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
3. cause (a computer) to execute a single command
Hypernyms:
run, execute
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
4. treat badly
- This boss abuses his workers
- She is always stepping on others to get ahead
Syn:
mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, ill-treat
Derivationally related forms:
ill-treatment (for: ill-treat), ill-usage (for: ill-use), abusive (for: abuse), abuse (for: abuse), abuser (for: abuse), maltreatment (for: maltreat), maltreater (for: maltreat), mistreatment (for: mistreat)
Hypernyms:
treat, handle, do by
Hyponyms:
kick around
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s something PP
5. furnish with steps
- The architect wants to step the terrace
Topics:
architecture
Hypernyms:
supply, provide, render, furnish
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
6. move with one's feet in a specific manner
- step lively
Hypernyms:
travel, go, move, locomote
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s Adjective
7. walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
- step over to the blackboard
Hypernyms:
walk
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
8. place (a ship's mast) in its step
Hypernyms:
put, set, place, pose, position, lay
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
9. measure (distances) by pacing
- step off ten yards
Syn:
pace
Derivationally related forms:
pace (for: pace)
Hypernyms:
quantify, measure
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
10. 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
Hypernyms:
move
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something PP

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