step

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'step': /ˈstɛp/; 'Step': /'stɛp/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/stɛp/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(step)

Inflections of 'step' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
steps
v 3rd person singular
stepping
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
stepped
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
stepped
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

step

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the [next, following, first, second, final, last] step
  2. up the [garden, porch] steps
  3. there were [30] steps up to the [house, door]
  4. [large, short, long, heavy, confident, even] steps
  5. [five, 30, 40] steps (to the door)
  6. heard [animal, clear, loud, audible] steps
  7. heard steps [outside, in the hallway]
  8. take the first step to [recovering, gaining, getting, feeling]
  9. is the first step to [recovery]
  10. took his first steps (today)
  11. is the first step (towards)
  12. take it step by step
  13. [admitting, realizing] it is the first step
  14. had to [retrace, go back on] our steps
  15. [seven, 12] steps to [happiness, success, losing weight]
  16. a series of steps to [make, finish, do]
  17. a [few, couple] more steps
  18. a few steps [further, nearer, closer]
  19. a [few] steps to the [right, left, center]
  20. it's just a few steps to your [right, left]
  21. a [huge, giant, significant] step [up, down]
n as adj
  1. a step-by-step [process, guide, demonstration, instructions]
  2. a step ladder
  3. a 12-step program
v
  1. step on [his foot, its tail, gum]
  2. step into the [building, room]
  3. step through the [door, passage]
  4. step into the [dark, night, rain, snow, fog]
  5. step forward (and take responsibility)
  6. step over the [railing, puddle, gap]
  7. (just) stepped out of the [office, building, house]
  8. step back and [think, consider, decide]
  9. step up to the [challenge, plate]
  10. step down from [office, the presidency]
  11. [The UN, negotiators] stepped in
  12. stepped up [the pace, efforts]
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