step

step
I 1. [step]
nome
1) (pace) passo m.

to take a step — fare un passo

to walk o keep in step andare o marciare al passo; to fall into step with sb. mettersi al passo con qcn.; one step out of line and you're finished! colloq. fig. se sgarri sei rovinato! to be out of step with the times fig. non essere al passo coi tempi; to watch one's step guardare dove si mettono i piedi; you'd better watch your step! colloq. fig. faresti meglio a fare attenzione! to be one step ahead of the competition fig. essere un passo avanti rispetto ai propri concorrenti; I'm with you every step of the way — fig. sarò sempre al tuo fianco

2) (footsteps) passo m.
3) fig. (move) passo m.

a step forwards, backwards — un passo avanti, indietro

it's a step in the right direction — è un passo nella giusta direzione

to be one step closer to victory — essere più vicino alla vittoria

the first step is to... — la prima cosa da fare è...

promotion to head teacher would be a step up for him — la nomina a preside sarebbe un avanzamento per lui

4) fig. (measure) misura f., provvedimento m.; (course of action) linea f. di azione, di condotta

to take steps to do — prendere dei provvedimenti per fare

5) fig. (stage) passo m., tappa f. (in in)

to go one step further — fare un ulteriore passo avanti

6) (way of walking) passo m., andatura f.
7) (in dance) passo m.
8) (stair) scalino m., gradino m.

a flight of steps — (to upper floor) delle scale, una scalinata; (outside building) degli scalini

2.
nome plurale steps
1) (small ladder) scaletta f.sing., scaleo m.sing.
2) (stairs) (to upper floor) scale f.; (in front of building) scalinata f.sing.
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one step at a time — un passo alla o per volta

II [step]
verbo intransitivo (forma in -ing ecc. -pp-) fare un passo, camminare

to step into — entrare in [house, lift, room]; salire o montare in [car]; salire o montare su [dinghy]

if you would just like to step this way — se vuole seguirmi

to step off — scendere da [bus, plane, pavement]

to step onto — salire su [scales, pavement]

to step over — scavalcare [fence]

to step out of — uscire da [house, room]

to step out of line — [soldier] uscire dai ranghi (anche fig.)

to step up to — avvicinarsi a [microphone]

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to step on it — colloq. sbrigarsi, spicciarsi

to step on the gas — colloq. pigiare sull'acceleratore, sbrigarsi

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[step] 1. noun
1) (one movement of the foot in walking, running, dancing etc: He took a step forward; walking with hurried steps.) passo
2) (the distance covered by this: He moved a step or two nearer; The restaurant is only a step (= a short distance) away.) passo
3) (the sound made by someone walking etc: I heard (foot) steps.) passo
4) (a particular movement with the feet, eg in dancing: The dance has some complicated steps.) passo
5) (a flat surface, or one flat surface in a series, eg on a stair or stepladder, on which to place the feet or foot in moving up or down: A flight of steps led down to the cellar; Mind the step!; She was sitting on the doorstep.) gradino, scalino
6) (a stage in progress, development etc: Mankind made a big step forward with the invention of the wheel; His present job is a step up from his previous one.) passo
7) (an action or move (towards accomplishing an aim etc): That would be a foolish/sensible step to take; I shall take steps to prevent this happening again.) misura, mossa
2. verb
(to make a step, or to walk: He opened the door and stepped out; She stepped briskly along the road.) camminare
- stepladder
- stepping-stones
- in
- out of step
- step aside
- step by step
- step in
- step out
- step up
- watch one's step
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I 1. [step]
nome
1) (pace) passo m.

to take a step — fare un passo

to walk o keep in step andare o marciare al passo; to fall into step with sb. mettersi al passo con qcn.; one step out of line and you're finished! colloq. fig. se sgarri sei rovinato! to be out of step with the times fig. non essere al passo coi tempi; to watch one's step guardare dove si mettono i piedi; you'd better watch your step! colloq. fig. faresti meglio a fare attenzione! to be one step ahead of the competition fig. essere un passo avanti rispetto ai propri concorrenti; I'm with you every step of the way — fig. sarò sempre al tuo fianco

2) (footsteps) passo m.
3) fig. (move) passo m.

a step forwards, backwards — un passo avanti, indietro

it's a step in the right direction — è un passo nella giusta direzione

to be one step closer to victory — essere più vicino alla vittoria

the first step is to... — la prima cosa da fare è...

promotion to head teacher would be a step up for him — la nomina a preside sarebbe un avanzamento per lui

4) fig. (measure) misura f., provvedimento m.; (course of action) linea f. di azione, di condotta

to take steps to do — prendere dei provvedimenti per fare

5) fig. (stage) passo m., tappa f. (in in)

to go one step further — fare un ulteriore passo avanti

6) (way of walking) passo m., andatura f.
7) (in dance) passo m.
8) (stair) scalino m., gradino m.

a flight of steps — (to upper floor) delle scale, una scalinata; (outside building) degli scalini

2.
nome plurale steps
1) (small ladder) scaletta f.sing., scaleo m.sing.
2) (stairs) (to upper floor) scale f.; (in front of building) scalinata f.sing.
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one step at a time — un passo alla o per volta

II [step]
verbo intransitivo (forma in -ing ecc. -pp-) fare un passo, camminare

to step into — entrare in [house, lift, room]; salire o montare in [car]; salire o montare su [dinghy]

if you would just like to step this way — se vuole seguirmi

to step off — scendere da [bus, plane, pavement]

to step onto — salire su [scales, pavement]

to step over — scavalcare [fence]

to step out of — uscire da [house, room]

to step out of line — [soldier] uscire dai ranghi (anche fig.)

to step up to — avvicinarsi a [microphone]

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to step on it — colloq. sbrigarsi, spicciarsi

to step on the gas — colloq. pigiare sull'acceleratore, sbrigarsi


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