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doorstep

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noun door·step \-ˌstep\

Simple Definition of doorstep

  • : a step or series of steps leading up to one of the doors that is used to enter or leave a building

Full Definition of doorstep

  1. :  a step before an outer door

on one's doorstep
  1. :  close at hand; especially :  too close to be overlooked

Examples of doorstep

  1. We sat on the doorstep.

  2. The police were at my doorstep.



1767

First Known Use of doorstep

1767


DOORSTEP Defined for Kids

doorstep

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noun door·step \ˈdȯr-ˌstep\

Definition of doorstep

  1. :  a step or a series of steps in front of an outside door





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