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Synonyms for step

pace

footfall

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stair

doorstep

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stage

gait

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walk

stand

in step

mind or watch your step

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  • be careful
  • take care
  • look out
  • be cautious
  • be discreet
  • take heed
  • tread carefully
  • be canny
  • be on your guard
  • mind how you goes
  • have your wits about you
  • mind your p's and q's

out of step

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step by step

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step in

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step on it

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take steps

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Synonyms for step

the act or manner of going on foot

an action calculated to achieve an end

one of the units in a course, as on an ascending or descending scale

to go on foot

to move rhythmically to music, using patterns of steps or gestures

step down: to withdraw from business or active life

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step up: to increase the speed of

Synonyms for step

the distance covered by a step

the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway

relative position in a graded series

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the sound of a step of someone walking

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a musical interval of two semitones

a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface

a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed

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a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance

shift or move by taking a step

put down or press the foot, place the foot

cause (a computer) to execute a single command

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furnish with steps

move with one's feet in a specific manner

walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner

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place (a ship's mast) in its step

measure (distances) by pacing

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move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation

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References in classic literature ?
There was a manly vigour in his tone that convinced me he was wrestling with, and triumphing over, the great sorrow that had so nearly wrecked his life--and that, on the stepping-stone of his dead self, he would surely rise to higher things!
But the Vicar's view of that seat of learning as a stepping-stone to Orders alone was quite a family tradition; and so rooted was the idea in his mind that perseverance began to appear to the sensitive son akin to an intent to misappropriate a trust, and wrong the pious heads of the household, who had been and were, as his father had hinted, compelled to exercise much thrift to carry out his uniform plan of education for the three young men.
Not only did the chevalier have his own particular shells, but he cherished an ambitious desire which he pursued with a craft so profound as to be worthy of Sixtus the Fifth: he wanted to marry a certain rich old maid, with the intention, no doubt, of making her a stepping-stone by which to reach the more elevated regions of the court.
Although almost engaged to the leaders of the Fronde he had not gone so far but that retreat was possible should the court offer him the advantages for which he was ambitious and to which the coadjutorship was but a stepping-stone.
As a stepping-stone I obtained an appointment in the American ambulance service and was on my way to France when three shrill whistles altered, in as many seconds, my entire scheme of life.
Humility, and the most patient perseverance, seem almost as necessary in gardening as rain and sunshine, and every failure must be used as a stepping-stone to something better.
This simple family, born and bred in retirement, and wholly unacquainted with what is called the world--a conventional phrase which, being interpreted, often signifieth all the rascals in it-- mingled their tears together at the thought of their first separation; and, this first gush of feeling over, were proceeding to dilate with all the buoyancy of untried hope on the bright prospects before them, when Mr Ralph Nickleby suggested, that if they lost time, some more fortunate candidate might deprive Nicholas of the stepping-stone to fortune which the advertisement pointed out, and so undermine all their air-built castles.