Step

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step nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (dance move)Schritt Nm
  Tanzschritt Nm
 This next tango step is difficult, so pay attention.
 Der nächste Tangoschritt ist schwer, also pass auf.
step nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (footstep)Schritt Nm
 He took three steps before he stopped and turned.
 Er machte drei Schritte, dann hielt er an und drehte sich um.
step nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (stair)Stufe Nf
 This stairway has thirteen steps.
 Die Treppe hat dreizehn Stufen.
step nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (stage in a process)Prozessschritt Nm
  Schritt Nm
 You need to wash the metal after each step of the process.
 Nach jedem Prozessschritt musst du das Metall waschen.
step viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (tread, walk)stapfen Vi
 I stepped in the mud outside the house.
 Ich bin in den Dreck vorm Haus gestapft.
step prefixprefix: Added to front of word stem--for example, unsaid = un+said. (relation by marriage)Stief- Präfix
 For example: stepmother
 
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step nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sound of a footstep)Schritt Nm
 I heard the steps as she approached.
step nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small distance) (Entfernung)Schritt Nm
  Stück Nn
 The clubhouse is just a few steps away.
step nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (gait, way of walking) (Fortbewegen)Gang Nm
 You could see the bounce in his step the day after his date.
step nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rung)Stufe Nf
 The top step of the ladder is not safe to stand on.
step nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (on a vehicle) (Fahrzeug)Stufe Nf
 The general opened the door and stood on the step of the truck as it came to a stop.
step nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (level in a hierarchy) (Hierarchie)Stufe Nf
  Level Nf
  Ebene Nf
 He is hoping that he will be promoted to the next step.
step nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (points of action)Schritt Nm
  Lösungsschritt Nm
 The review board recommended ten steps to correct the problem.
step viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (enter situation)einmischen Vr, sepa
 He stepped into the argument to help her out.
step vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (walk a distance)gehen Vi
 He stepped three paces to the left.
step vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (measure)ausmessen Vt, sepa
 I always just step out my flowerbeds, without using a tape measure.
step vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." dated (dance)tanzen Vt
 He stepped the foxtrot lightly, and with great finesse.
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go one step further v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (do [sth] more extreme)noch einen drauf legen Rdw
  noch einen Schritt weitergehen Rdw
 This year the team went one step further and won both domestic cup competitions.
in step with exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." figurative (in harmony with)mit jemandem gut auskommen Rdw
  sich mit jemandem vertragen Rdw
  im Einklang mit Rdw
 Rachel had been very careful to stay in step with her colleagues.
in step with exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (moving in rhythm with)im Rhythmus Präp + Nm
 The dancers did an amazing job of staying perfectly in step with the music.
sidestep [sth],
side-step [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(step around to avoid)etw umgehen Vt, fix
 Nicki skillfully sidestepped the patch of ice on the sidewalk.
sidestep [sth],
side-step [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
figurative (avoid) (übertragen)etw umgehen Vt, fix
 The company sidestepped serious financial difficulties, but it is not safe yet.
step aside vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (move to one side)zur Seite gehen VP
  einen Schritt zur Seite machen VP
  aus dem Weg gehen VP
 Please step aside to let the wheelchair through.
step aside vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (allow [sb] else to take charge) (übertragen, ugs)das Feld räumen Rdw
  (übertragen)zurücktreten Vi, sepa
  etwas jemand anderem überlassen VP
step away vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (retreat, move away)einen Schritt zurückmachen VP
  entfernen Vr
  weggehen Vi, sepa
 The police officer told us to step away from the vehicle. Quickly step away from that rattlesnake. He's ready to strike.
step back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (retreat, move backwards)zurücktreten Vi, sepa
  einen Schritt zurück machen VP
  zurückweichen Vi, sepa
 Everybody step back, let's give him some space!
 Bitte alle zurücktreten, er braucht Platz!
step by step advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in stages)Schritt für Schritt Rdw
  schrittweise Adv
step-by-step adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (presented in stages)Schritt für Schritt Rdw
 The magazine includes a step-by-step guide to starting an internet business.
 In der Zeitschrift ist eine Schritt für Schritt Anleitung, wie man eine Internetfirma auf die Beine stellt.
step down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (resign)zurücktreten Vi, sepa
  (König)abdanken Vi, sepa
 The chairman of the committee decided to step down because of ill health.
 Der Vorstandsvorsitzende beschloss, aufgrund seines gesundheitlichen Zustandes zurückzutreten
step forward vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (present oneself, volunteer)sich freiwillig melden Adj + Vr
 When the little girl went missing, many people stepped forward to search for her.
 Als das kleine Mädchen vermisst wurde, meldeten sich viele Leute freiwillig, um sie zu suchen.
step forward vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (move towards the front) (ugs)nach vorne kommen VP
  (formell)vortreten Vi, sepa
 When you hear your name called, please step forward.
 Wenn Sie Ihren Namen hören, kommen Sie bitte nach vorne.
step in vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (intervene)dazwischen gehen Adv + Vi
  einschreiten Vi, sepa
  einmischen Vr, sepa
 The children's argument got so loud that their mother had to step in.
 Der Streit der Kinder wurde so laut, dass die Mutter dazwischen gehen musste.
step in [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (tread in, put one's foot into) (informell)in etwas reintreten Rdw
  in etwas hineintreten Rdw
 I stepped in a mud puddle and ruined my new shoes.
 Ich bin in eine Matschpfütze reingetreten und habe meine neuen Schuhe ruiniert.
step into [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (enter)in etwas hineingehen Präp + Vi, sepa
  (Einladung: informell)reinkommen Vi, sepa
  in etwas reingehen Präp + Vi, sepa
  etwas betreten Vt
 Step into my parlor, said the spider to the fly.
step off [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (alight from)aus etwas aussteigen Präp + Vi, sepa
  etwas verlassen Vt
 I stepped off the train.
step on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (tread on)auf etwas treten Präp + Vi
 Careful, you might step on the dog's tail!
 Vorsicht, tritt nicht auf den Schwanz des Hundes!
step on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (mistreat, exploit) (informell, übertragen)jemanden herumschubsen Vt, sepa
  jemanden ausnutzen Vt, sepa
 Your naive friendliness is causing them to step on you at work.
 Du wirst wegen deiner naiven und freundlichen Art auf der Arbeit herumgeschubst.
step on the gas interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (accelerate, drive faster)Gas geben Nn + Vt
  (informell)auf die Tube drücken Rdw
  aufs Gas treten Rdw
 Step on the gas or we'll be late for church.
step out vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal, dated (go out for the evening)ausgehen, weggehen Vi, sepa
  (informell)rauskommen Vi, sepa
 It's nice to dress up and step out for an evening on the town.
 Ich mag es, mich schick zu machen und Abends in der Stadt auszugehen (OR: wegzugehen).
step out of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (exit, walk from)aus etwas rausgehen Präp + Vi, sepa
  (formell)aus etwas hinausgehen Präp + Vi, sepa
  etwas verlassen Vt
 He stepped out of the elevator and went down the hall.
step out of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (leave or renounce) (übertragen)etwas verlassen Vt
  sich von etwas zurückziehen Präp + Vr, sepa
  etwas seinlassen Vt, sepa
 Once her husband returned, she stepped out of her role of primary breadwinner.
step over [sth] vi + prep (lift foot to avoid treading on)über etwas steigen Präp + Vi
  einen Schritt über etwas machen VP
 I stepped over the rubbish.
step [sth] up,
step up [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(increase)etwas steigern Vt
  etwas erhöhen Vt
  (Produktion)etwas anziehen Vt, sepa
 As demand grew for its environmentally friendly products, the business had to step up production. I had to step up my training regime as the day of the race approached.
 Als die Nachfrage für umweltfreundliche Produkte anstieg, musste das Unternehmen die Produktion steigern.
 Als der Tag des Wettrennens näher rückte, musste ich mein Trainingspensum erhöhen.
step up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (present oneself, volunteer)sich freiwillig melden Adj + Vr
 The chairman asked for a volunteer and Andrew stepped up.
 Der Vorstandsvorsitzende bat um einen Freiwilligen und Andrew meldete sich freiwillig.
step up nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (increase in status)Aufstieg Nm
 That promotion was really a step-up for you.
 Diese Beförderung war für dich ein wahrer Aufstieg.
step-dad,
stepdad
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal (husband of one's mother)Stiefvater Nm
 My step-dad's a really great guy.
stepbrother,
step-brother
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(son of parent's spouse)Stiefbruder Nm
 Even though we look like we're related, Greg is actually my stepbrother.
stepdaughter nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (spouse's female child)Stieftochter Nf
 Dan has a daughter, so when I marry him I will have a stepdaughter.
stepfather nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (parent's husband)Stiefvater Nm
 My stepfather has no biological children.
 Mein Stiefvater hat keine biologischen Kinder.
stepmother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (parent's wife)Stiefmutter Nf
 Did your stepmother inherit all of your dad's estate?
 Hat deine Stiefmutter die gesamten Immobilien deines Vaters geerbt?
stepmother nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wicked figure in fairy tales)Stiefmutter Nf
 In fairy tales the stepmother is often wicked and hates children.
stepparent,
step-parent,
step parent
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(mother or father's spouse)Stiefelternteil Nm
 Marty has very loving stepparents, and he feels comfortable whether he is at his mom's house or his dad's house.
stepsister,
step-sister
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(daughter of parent's spouse)Stiefschwester Nf
 Cinderella was belittled by her stepsisters.
stepson nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (spouse's male child)Stiefsohn Nm
 Dana loves her stepson as if he were her own child.
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step [step]
  • I s
    • 1. Schritt m (auch Geräusch, Maß):
      step by step Schritt für Schritt (a. fig);
      take a step einen Schritt machen

    • 2. Fußstapfen m:
      tread in sb’s steps fig in jemandes Fußstapfen treten

    • 3. eiliger etc Schritt, Gang m
    • 4. (Tanz)Schritt m
    • 5. (Gleich)Schritt m:
      in step im Gleichschritt;
      out of step außer Tritt;
      out of step with fig nicht im Einklang mit;
      fall in step Tritt fassen;
      keep step (with) Schritt halten (mit)

    • 6. ein paar Schritte pl, ein umg Katzensprung m: it is only a step to the inn
    • 7. fig Schritt m, Maßnahme f:
      take steps Schritte unternehmen;
      take legal steps against gegen jemanden gerichtlich vorgehen;
      a false step ein Fehler, eine Dummheit;
      watch1 III 4
    • 8. fig Schritt m, Stufe f:
      a great step forward ein großer Schritt vorwärts

    • 9. Stufe f (einer Treppe etc; auch ELEK eines Verstärkers etc); (Leiter)Sprosse f; TECH, ELEK Schaltschritt m
    • 10.
      (pair of) steps pl Trittleiter f

    • 11. Tritt(brett n) m
    • 12. GEOG Stufe f, Terrasse f; Plateau n
    • 13. MUS
      a) (Ton-, Intervall)Schritt m
      b) Intervall n
      c) (Tonleiter)Stufe f
    • 14. fig
      a) (Rang)Stufe f, Grad m
      b) besonders MIL Beförderung f
  • II v/i
    • 1. schreiten, treten:
      step into a fortune fig unverhofft zu einem Vermögen kommen

    • 2. wohin gehen, treten:
      step in! herein!

    • 3. step out I 2
    • 4. treten ([up]on auf +akk):
      step on the gas (oder step on it) (umg, a. fig) Gas geben;
      step on it! umg Tempo!

  • III v/t
    • 1. Schritt machen:
      step it zu Fuß gehen

    • 2. Tanz tanzen
    • 3.
      auch step off (oder out) Entfernung etc
      a) abschreiten,
      b) abstecken

    • 4. abstufen
step- [step] in zssgn Stief…:
step-child Stiefkind n;
step-father Stiefvater m
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