Synonyms of step in English:

step


See definition of step

noun

1‘Frank took another step forward’

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pace, footstep, stride

2‘she heard Ellis's step on the stairs’

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footstep, footfall, tread, tramp

3‘she left the room with a springy step’

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gait, walk, way of walking, tread, bearing, carriage

4‘the market is only a step from the end of the pier’

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short distance, stone's throw, spitting distance
informal a hop, skip, and a jump

5‘Susan sat on the top step’

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stair, tread, tread board
stairs, staircase, stairway
North American stoop

6‘there was a pint of milk on the step’

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doorstep, sill

7‘the steps of a ladder’

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rung, tread

8‘calling in the bailiffs is a very serious step’

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course of action, measure, move, act, action, procedure, proceeding, initiative
manoeuvre, tactic, strategy, stratagem, operation
démarche

9‘a significant step towards a ceasefire’

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advance, progression, development, step in the right direction, step forward, move, movement
breakthrough

10‘the first step on the managerial ladder’

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stage, level, grade, rank, degree
phase
notch

verb

1‘she stepped off the gangway’

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walk, move, tread, pace, stride

2‘the bull had stepped on his hat’

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tread, stamp, trample, tramp
squash, crush, flatten

Phrases

    in step

    ‘he is utterly in step with mainstream American thinking’


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    out of step

    mind/watch one's step


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    step by step


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    rare


    out of step

    ‘the paper was often out of step with public opinion’


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    in step

    step down


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    informal


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    take up office

    step in


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    step on it


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    informal


    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    South African informal


    dated


    step something up

    1‘the army stepped up its offensive in the north’


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    informal


    2‘I stepped up my pace’


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    decrease

    take steps

    ‘the government must take steps to discourage age discrimination’


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