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[n] any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
[n] the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
[n] a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step"
[n] support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"
[n] a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; a clue that someone was present; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
[n] a musical interval of two semitones
[n] the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch"
[n] the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
[n] a short distance; "it's only a step to the drugstore"
[n] relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
[v] take a step
[v] put down the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"

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