an act of moving by raising one foot and bringing it down somewhere else
the distance covered in one step, a short distance
a flat narrow surface, especially one in a set of surfaces each higher than the one before, on which the foot is placed for climbing up and down; stair
a degree on a scale, or a stage in a process
an act, especially one of a set of actions, which should produce a certain result
move and then put down the foot
"the situation called for strong measures"
"the police took steps to reduce crime"
"he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
"he walked with unsteady steps"
"he paused on the bottom step"
"always a step behind"
"subtle gradations in color"
"keep in step with the fashions"
"it's only a step to the drugstore"
"he heard footsteps on the porch"
"the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
"he taught them the waltz step"
"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"
"step on the brake"
"This boss abuses his workers"
"She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
"The architect wants to step the terrace"
"step over to the blackboard"
"step off ten yards"
"She stepped into a life of luxury"
"he won't step into his father's footsteps"
She walked in short quick steps.
出自： A. Sillitoe
Life is an act of faith, each step a venture into uncharted territory.
A figure who might have stepped out of a Raeburn canvas.
出自： J. Buchan
Alice was drunk and she stepped carefully along the passage.
出自： J. Carew
I..caught him as he was stepping into a taxi.
出自： L. Hellman
Three committee chairmen broke step with president.
He doesn't want to step back from the centre of things.
正在那时,人群分开了,三个人走出来把市民的要求转达给国王。 step forward to-v
I step forward to receive my prize.
我走向前去领奖。 step forward
The police have asked for witnesses of the accident to step forward to help with enquiries.
If the local communities do not meet their responsibilities, the federal and state governments will step in.
The government may step in and try to settle the dispute.
政府可能要插手进来设法处理这场争端。 step in for sb
Can you step in for me at the meeting?
His assistant stepped into the breach when the old surgeon was unable to go on with the operation.
After graduation John stepped into his father's shoes to become a lawyer.
当心你怎么离开,那离地面太高。 step sth ⇔ off
Step off twenty feet and then place a marker in the ground.
先步测20英尺,再在地上做个标记。 step off
The men stepped off in good spirits.
注意脚底下,你可能会踩在碎玻璃上。 step sth on〔upon〕 sth
He's the first man to step foot on the moon.
他是第一个踏上月球的人。 step on〔upon〕 sth
It's difficult to avoid stepping on her sensitive feelings.
If you are going round stepping on people's toes like that you can't expect to have many friends.
如果你那样到处得罪人,那就别想交到朋友。 step on〔upon〕 sb
I shall step on her very firmly if she interrupts me again.
When I go for a walk in cold weather,I like to step out to keep warm.
当我在寒冷的天气出去散步时,为了保暖我必须走得很快。 step out
He stepped out into the garden.
I'm stepping out a while to go for a walk.
我出去散一会儿步。 step out
She's really stepping out these days, isn't she?
I hear she's been stepping out almost every weekend.
我听说她每周末都出入于社交场合。 step sth ⇔ out
Step out ten feet and then put a marker in the ground.
He stepped up to me to ask his way to the station.
他走近我问到车站去的路。 step up
The girl stepped up to school.
He has stepped up into the management of the firm.
他升入公司的管理层。 step sth ⇔ up
When John found he was going to be late, he stepped up his pace.
The bus driver stepped the engine up.
Radio and television have stepped up the tempo of the news.
The factory has stepped up production.
Production is slowing down. We must step it up.
We must step up our vigilance.
The tempo has been stepped up.
误 We must take steps reducing pollution of the air.
正 We must take steps to reduce pollution of the air.
析 take steps后跟动词不定式,不跟动名词形式。
误 Take care of your steps.It's slippery here.
正 Watch your step.It's slippery here.
析 当表示“走路小心”“小心行事”时,用watch one's step,不可用 take care of one's steps。