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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  
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  
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  
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[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
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
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
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.
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).
an exercise consisting in controlled downward and/or forward movement, used for weight training
inclined to bring forward small faults; made to confuse in argument
grosse tête, peu de sens
gros nuages, temps d'orage
de grands vendeurs petis faiseurs
grosse annonce, petit magasin
à gros larron, grosse corde
en la grande barbe ne gît pas le savoir
de bois noué courent grandes vendanges
grande aise d'avoir la clé des champs
de grands menaceurs, peu de fait
avec un petit appât on capture de gros poissons
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