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step is pronounced in one syllable
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An example use of step in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… but if you take a step back you can see …”
meanings of step
A running board where passengers step to get on and off the bus.
One of a series of offsets, or parts, resembling the steps of stairs, as one of the series of parts of a cone pulley on which the belt runs.
A bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves.
A constant difference between consecutive values in a series.
A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.
A distinct part of a process; stage; phase.
A rest, or one of a set of rests, for the foot in ascending or descending, as a stair, or a rung of a ladder.
Proceeding; measure; action; act.
A walk; passage.
A gait; manner of walking.
A small space or distance.
A framing in wood or iron which is intended to receive an upright shaft; specifically, a block of wood, or a solid platform upon the keelson, supporting the heel of the mast.
A change of position effected by a motion of translation.
An advance or movement made from one foot to the other; a pace.
The interval between two contiguous degrees of the scale.
The space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running.
A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.
To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.
To walk; to go on foot; especially, to walk a little distance.
To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.
To set, as the foot.
To move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession.
To move mentally; to go in imagination.
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step frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR
the word step occurs in english on average 137.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.