take+a+step+forward

  • 1step forward — verb make oneself visible; take action (Freq. 1) Young people should step to the fore and help their peers • Syn: ↑come to the fore, ↑come forward, ↑step up, ↑step to the fore, ↑come out …

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  • 2step*/*/*/ — [step] noun [C] I 1) a movement made by putting one foot in front of the other, or the sound that your feet make while you are walking I could hear the steps coming closer.[/ex] The postbox is just a few steps from my front door.[/ex] Tom took a… …

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  • 3step — ► NOUN 1) an act of lifting and setting down the foot or alternate feet, as in walking. 2) the distance covered by a step. 3) informal a short and easily walked distance. 4) a flat surface on which to place one s foot when moving from one level… …

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  • 4Take Five — est une composition du saxophoniste Paul Desmond écrite en 1959 pour l album Time Out du quartet de Dave Brubeck. Le titre vient d un jeu de mot sur l expression anglaise « take five », qui peut signifier « pause de cinq… …

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  • 5step — 1 /step/ noun 1 MOVEMENT (C) the movement you make when you put one foot in front of the other when walking: With every step my bags seemed heavier. | take a step: Take two steps forward and one step back. | retrace your steps (=go back the way… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6step — step1 [ step ] noun *** ▸ 1 movement of foot ▸ 2 one of series of actions ▸ 3 for walking up/down ▸ 4 stage/level on scale ▸ 5 between musical notes ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a short movement made by putting one foot in front of the other: take/move …

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  • 7step — I n. placing the foot 1) to make, take a step (to take a step backward) 2) to retrace one s steps 3) a giant (usu. fig.); mincing step 4) (usu. fig.) step by step sequence of movements (dancing) 5) to execute, perform a step stride in marching… …

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  • 8step — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 in walking, running, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ large, small ▪ heavy, light ▪ quick, slow ▪ hesitant …

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  • 9step — ▪ I. step step 1 [step] noun [countable] 1. one of a series of things that you do to deal with a problem or to succeed: • The changes are only the first step in a long term plan. • Japan took steps to boost confidence in its tumbling stock market …

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  • 10step */*/*/ — I UK [step] / US noun Word forms step : singular step plural steps 1) [countable] a short movement made by putting one foot in front of the other take/move a step: I am too tired to take another step. He moved a step nearer the two men. retrace… …

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  • 11step — stepless, adj. steplike, adj. /step/, n., v., stepped, stepping. n. 1. a movement made by lifting the foot and setting it down again in a new position, accompanied by a shifting of the weight of the body in the direction of the new position, as… …

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  • 12step — step1 W2S2 [step] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(movement)¦ 2¦(action)¦ 3¦(in a process)¦ 4¦(stair)¦ 5¦(distance)¦ 6¦(sound)¦ 7¦(dancing)¦ 8 in step 9 out of step 10 watch your step …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13step — step1 W2S2 [step] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(movement)¦ 2¦(action)¦ 3¦(in a process)¦ 4¦(stair)¦ 5¦(distance)¦ 6¦(sound)¦ 7¦(dancing)¦ 8 in step 9 out of step 10 watch your step …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14step — [[t]ste̱p[/t]] ♦ steps, stepping, stepped 1) N COUNT If you take a step, you lift your foot and put it down in a different place, for example when you are walking. I took a step towards him... She walked on a few steps... I followed her, five… …

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  • 15step up — verb 1. increase in extent or intensity (Freq. 3) The Allies escalated the bombing • Syn: ↑escalate, ↑intensify • Ant: ↑de escalate (for: ↑escalate) …

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  • 16step — /stɛp / (say step) noun 1. a movement made by lifting the foot and setting it down again in a new position, as in walking, running, marching, or dancing. 2. the space passed over or measured by one movement of the foot in stepping: *Two short… …

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  • 17step — noun 1》 an act or movement of putting one leg in front of the other in walking or running.     ↘the distance covered by such a movement.     ↘a short and easily walked distance. 2》 one of the sequences of movement of the feet which make up a… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18step — n. & v. n. 1 a the complete movement of one leg in walking or running (took a step forward). b the distance covered by this. 2 a unit of movement in dancing. 3 a measure taken, esp. one of several in a course of action (took steps to prevent it;… …

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  • 19step to the fore — verb make oneself visible; take action (Freq. 1) Young people should step to the fore and help their peers • Syn: ↑come to the fore, ↑step forward, ↑come forward, ↑step up, ↑come out • …

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  • 20step — [step] n. [ME steppe < OE stepe, akin to Ger stapf < IE base * steb(h) , post (> STAMP): basic sense “to stamp feet”] 1. the act of moving and placing the foot forward, backward, sideways, up, or down, as in walking, dancing, or climbing …

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