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step  


      n  
1    footfall, footprint, footstep, gait, impression, pace, print, stride, trace, track, walk  
2    act, action, deed, expedient, manoeuvre, means, measure, move, procedure, proceeding  
3    take steps      act, intervene, move in, prepare, take action, take measures, take the initiative  
4    advance, advancement, move, phase, point, process, progression, stage  
5    degree, level, rank, remove  
6    doorstep, round, rung, stair, tread  
7    in step      coinciding, conforming, in agreement, in conformity, in harmony, in line, in unison  
8    out of step      erratic, incongruous, in disagreement, out of harmony, out of line, out of phase, pulling different ways  
9    watch one's step      be canny, be careful, be cautious, be discreet, be on one's guard, have one's wits about one, look out, mind how one goes, mind one's p's and q's, take care, take heed, tread carefully  
      vb  
10    move, pace, tread, walk  


step down     
abdicate, bow out, give up, hand over, leave, pull out, quit, resign, retire  
step in     
become involved, chip in     (informal)   intercede, intervene, take action, take a hand  
step up     
accelerate, augment, boost, escalate, increase, intensify, raise, speed up, up  
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exp.
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
adj.
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
n.
very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA
adv.
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
n.
an exercise consisting in controlled downward and/or forward movement, used for weight training
adj.
inclined to bring forward small faults; made to confuse in argument
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).

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