"stepping" in the verb sense
shift or move by taking a step
2. step, tread
put down or press the foot, place the foot
"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"
"step on the brake"
cause (a computer) to execute a single command
4. mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treat
"This boss abuses his workers"
"She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
furnish with steps
"The architect wants to step the terrace"
move with one's feet in a specific manner
walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
"step over to the blackboard"
place (a ship's mast) in its step
9. pace, step
measure (distances) by pacing
"step off ten yards"
move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation
"She stepped into a life of luxury"
"he won't step into his father's footsteps"
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