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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



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