step in

Definitions

  • Steps in Early Development
    Steps in Early Development
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v step in act as a substitute "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold"
    • v step in get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower are 1665
    • Step in to enter easily or unexpectedly
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Quotations

  • Harold Hook
    Harold Hook
    “The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann%20Wolfgang%20Von%20Goethe
    “The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.”
  • Aristophanes
    Aristophanes
    “Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.”
  • Friedrich Schlegel
    Friedrich%20Schlegel
    “In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony%20Robbins
    “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stæpestapan, to go; Dut. stap, Ger. stapfe.

Usage

In literature:

He had made up his mind that it was no longer possible for him to take any active step in the matter.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
The way is clear for the next step in the world plan.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
The Government will have to step in and make laws.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
He hastily placed the photographs in a long box beside the table, and, instead of saying "Come in," stepped to the door and opened it.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
He slipped back into the room and as he did so he heard a step in the passage without.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
She wished her son to impose upon her when it came to his taking any serious step in life.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The girl took a key from her bag, opened the small door and stepped in, and Beale followed.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
Already, in spite of many obstacles, he was taking the first steps in that direction.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Grandfather and I were at Cowley, the draper's, when a beautiful young person stepped in with a baby.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Frank thought they had come to turn him loose and give him his supper in his tin plate on the back steps.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
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In poetry:

Then stepping in, "Faire ladye, rise
And dry," said he, "those lovelye eyes,
For I have heard thy mournful tale,
The which shall turne to thy availe."
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British
Then come with gentler step and mien
To the calm dwellings of the dead,
There bow in love and trust thy head,
And flush their graves to brighter green.
"Spring" by Alexander Anderson
In vain for his voice will they hearken,
Nor hears the hall the step of Einar,
That called before him for all to arise and stand,
For now came their chieftain.
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Tell me, O tell me not of summer flowers
In vales where once our steps together trod;
Even though I now behold the shining towers
That rise above the city of our God.
"Dying Song" by Alice Cary
Lift but thy languid head and see thy guide;
Let thy steps go in his, nor choose thine own;
Then soon wilt thou, thine eyes with wonder wide,
Cry, Now I know I never was alone!
"Blind Sorrow" by George MacDonald
Sweet is the sunny nook, to which my steps
Have brought me, hardly conscious where I roam'd
Unheeding where, — so lovely all around
The works of God, array'd in vernal smile!
"A Spring Sabbath Walk" by James Grahame

In news:

Demetrius Hewlin lived a short life, but he got a chance to take steps in locales that some of his fellow students have only seen on the Internet or in books.
Next step in Littlefield recall up to Hamilton County Election Commission .
She was electrocuted when she stepped in the water.
Revisiting 'Carnage' and '39 Steps' in New Incarnations.
Learning to ride a bike all by yourself is a big step in growing up.
New magazine just a first step in that direction.
The First Step in Overcoming Erectile Dysfunction.
The United States is stepping in to prevent a war between Israel and Hamas.
Grandparents step in for felonious mother.
Researchers at the Chicago College of Medicine say that not only has aspirin been proven to help avoid heart attacks, it may be the next step in treating certain cancers such as uterine cancer in women.
JEFFERSONVILLE — The Jeffersonville City Council took its first step in trying to limit where pain management clinics can locate within the city.
Jose Sulaiman, the president of the World Boxing Council, stepped in it, knee-deep, a few days ago when he was quoted as saying that beating a woman is no big deal.
The first step in applying for financial sponsorship is seeking endorsement from the Technical Committee in your subject area.
To understand the essential steps in making a project from manufactured sheet material in a small shop.
Announcing that Big Money Pawn is no longer in operation, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is stepping in to help.
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In science:

The main step in the proof in [SZ2] was to show that the covariance matrices ∆N underlying eDN tend in the scaling limit to a semi-positive matrix ∆∞ .
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
In this paper we investigate the topology of Belyi surfaces, which is the first step in understanding the distribution of S C (Γ, O) in different Teichm¨uller spaces.
On the Genus of a Random Riemann Surface
In the following, we will discuss these steps in more detail.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
So we will consider them in a separate step in Section 3.3.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Nevertheless, it is the first step in a systematic approximation procedure, as outlined in Appendix B.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
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