step backward/forward

Definition of step backward/forward

  1. :  an action that will be harmful/helpful The court's decision is a step backward/forward for the reform movement.

Word by Word Definitions

stepplay
  1. :  a rest for the foot in ascending or descending: such as

    :  one of a series of structures consisting of a riser and a tread

    :  a ladder rung

  1. :  to move by raising the foot and bringing it down elsewhere or by moving each foot in succession

    :  dance

    :  to go on foot :  walk

backwardplay
  1. :  toward the back or rear

    :  with the back foremost

    :  in a reverse or contrary direction or way

  1. :  directed or turned toward the back

    :  done or executed backward

    :  diffident, shy

  1. :  the part behind or past

forwardplay
  1. :  near, being at, or belonging to the forepart

    :  situated in advance

    :  strongly inclined :  ready

  1. :  to or toward what is ahead or in front

  1. :  to help onward :  promote

    :  to send forward :  transmit

    :  to send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit

  1. :  a player who plays at the front the team's formation near the opponent's goal


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