She took one step forward.
The baby took her first steps today.
I heard steps on the stairs.
The edge of the cliff was only about three steps to my left.
The cottage is just steps from the beach.
He walks with a spring in his step.
She walked down the hall with a quick step.
a major step towards independence
We are taking steps to correct the situation. Verb
She stepped onto the bus.
They stepped aside to let her pass.
Please step away from the door.
He stepped outside for a moment. Step in my office for a minute.See More
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But for second-year pros like Dosunmu, the next step is moving from reaction to proactivity, especially at point guard.
Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 17 Nov. 2022 The next step is to secure a construction manager and, if all goes as expected, the university will break ground by the summer of 2023.
Danya Perez, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Nov. 2022 Jackson-Bey said another step toward decreasing the gap is to establish a federal mandate that requires insurance companies to cover fertility treatment, and states should follow the lead of New York and 18 other states that already require it.
Randi Richardson, NBC News, 17 Nov. 2022 Biden said in his remarks that the consensus of nations that took part in the emergency meeting in Bali was the next step was a meeting of ambassadors.
Francesca Chambers, USA TODAY, 16 Nov. 2022 But in a multiteam tie, the next step if the teams haven’t all played each other is win percentage against all common conference opponents.
Follow, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2022 Writers, producers, editors, engineers and others are included in the union, whose next step will be to negotiate a contract with management.
Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Nov. 2022 Read on for more reflections from Soyeon, Minnie, Yuqi, Miyeon and Shuhua on their rebuilding process, reuniting with worldwide fans, and continuously pushing each other to the next big step.
Jeff Benjamin, Billboard, 15 Nov. 2022 The first step is super-cooling the liquid oxygen fuel lines to prepare for the cold fuel to come.
Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, 15 Nov. 2022
Invitees gasped at designer Marc Jacobs taking in the details of the 1999 Les Méduse asymmetrical organza dress while simultaneously warning a guest not to step on the five-foot train of their sheer bustier gown.
Tara Gonzalez, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Nov. 2022 In fact, even the person handling 14 hours a day of ADR had to step outside for walks in between editing.
Emily Longeretta, Variety, 17 Nov. 2022 But while no Democrat wanted to step on Pelosi’s moment, the jockeying to replace her was well underway.
Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Nov. 2022 The graduation of all-around star Alyssa Ziehler and point guard Brianna Hunt means that some of last year’s role players need to step into new roles.
Joe Magill, cleveland, 17 Nov. 2022 So during her senior year, when the opportunity to take a job organizing events for the University president came up, Pryor decided to step away from rowing.
Michelle Konstantinovsky, SELF, 17 Nov. 2022 This benefit, however, could be lost if the Biden administration’s proposal to eliminate the step-up basis becomes law.
Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, 16 Nov. 2022 Vitale worked several games to start last season, while undergoing chemotherapy, before having to step away and focus on his health.
Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 15 Nov. 2022 It’s another symbolic sign of Britain’s shrinking place in the wake of Brexit, and the continental rivals that will step into position.
Joe Easton, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Old English stæpe; akin to Old High German stapfo step, stampfōn to stamp
Middle English, from Old English stēop-; akin to Old High German stiof- step-, Old English astēpan to deprive, bereave
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1