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step

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of step

  1. 1 an action planned or taken to achieve a desired result took steps to ensure that there would be no more incidences of food poisoning Synonyms of step expedient, means, move, shift, measureWords Related to step act, action, deed, doing, feat, thing; course, procedure, proceeding, process; accomplishment, achievement, attainment, coup, exploit, success, triumph; activity, affair, business, dealing, enterprise, event; attempt, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, initiative, operation, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, undertaking, whack; effort, exertion, labor, pains, trouble, while, work; project, proposal, proposition; makeshift, resort, resource, stopgap; countermeasure, countermove, counterstep

  2. 2 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking the manual enumerates every step in the procedure for shutting down the assembly line Synonyms of step chapter, cut, grade, inch, notch, peg, phase, place, point, stage, degreeWords Related to step angle, aspect, facet, side; amount, measure, plane; decrement, increment

  3. 3 the mark or impression made by a foot steps in the sand leading into the water and back out again Synonyms of step footmark, footstep, footprint, trace, vestigeWords Related to step hoofprint; pug, spoor, track; tread

  4. 4 steps pl  the direction along which something or someone moves their steps led them through a long corridor Synonyms of step course, line, pathway, route, routeway [chiefly British], steps, track, wayWords Related to step circle, circuit, loop, orbit; arc, flight path, trajectory; ascent, descent

  5. 5 a very small distance or degree he lives just a step away from his elderly mother, so he's there if she needs him for any reason Synonyms of step ace, hairbreadth (or hairsbreadth), hairline, hop, skip, and jump, inch, neck, shouting distance, hair, stone's throwWords Related to step bit, crumb, dab, iota, jot, minim, mite, particle, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), trace, trifleNear Antonyms of step infinity, light-yearAntonyms of step country mile, long haul, mile


step

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of step

  1. 1 to go on foot I stepped across the street for a quick lunch at the new diner Synonyms of step ambulate, foot (it), hoof (it), leg (it), pad, walk, traipse, treadWords Related to step parade, promenade; march, pace, step out, stride, troop; power walk; hike, peregrinate, trek; amble, mosey, perambulate, ramble, saunter, stroll, wander; clump, stomp, stump, tramp, trample, tromp; footslog, plod, trudge; gimp, hobble, limp; mince, prance, pussyfoot, tiptoe; bounce, sashay, stalk, strut, swagger; falter, lumber, lurch, pound, scuff, shamble, shuffle, stagger, stumble, toddle, waddle; nip, tap, trip, trot

  2. 2 to perform a series of usually rhythmic bodily movements to music she was in her element, happily stepping around the dance floor Synonyms of step foot (it), hoof (it), danceWords Related to step prance, strut, trip; boogie (also boogy or boogey), bop, fox-trot, gavotte, jig, jitterbug, jive, mambo, polka, shag, shimmy, shuffle, tango, tap-dance, twist, waltz; tread

  3. 3 to proceed or move quickly many people wanted to linger before the president's bier, but guards kept the line of mourners stepping forward Synonyms of step barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, hurry, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to step beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of step dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms of step crawl, creep, poke



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