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Textual thesaurus for "step"

(noun) measure

any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

the situation called for strong measures; the police took steps to reduce crime


(noun) dance step

a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance

he taught them the waltz step


(noun) stair

support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway

he paused on the bottom step


(noun) footmark, footprint

a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface

the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window


(noun) tone, whole step, whole tone

a musical interval of two semitones


(noun) footfall, footstep

the sound of a step of someone walking

he heard footsteps on the porch


(noun) footstep, pace, stride

the distance covered by a step

he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig


(noun) stone's throw

a short distance

it's only a step to the drugstore


(noun) gradation

relative position in a graded series

always a step behind; subtle gradations in color; keep in step with the fashions


(verb) pace

measure (distances) by pacing

step off ten yards


(verb) tread

put down or press the foot, place the foot

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread; step on the brake


(verb) ill-treat, ill-use, mistreat, maltreat, abuse

treat badly

This boss abuses his workers; She is always stepping on others to get ahead