(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. pace, stride, footfall; footprint; gait, tread; stair, rung; interval, gradation; (pl.) measures, action. See degree, agency, nearness, travel.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A movement of the foot]
Syn. pace, stride, gait, footstep, footfall, tread, stepping.
2. [One degree in a graded rise]
Syn. rest, run, tread, round, rung, level.
3. [The print of a foot]
Syn. footprint, footmark, track, print, imprint, impression, footstep, trail, trace, mark; see also track 2 .
4. [An action, especially a first action]
Syn. start, move, measure; see action 2 .
in step (with),
Syn. in agreement with, coinciding with, similar to; see alike 1 , 2 , 3 , similarly .
keep step,
Syn. agree to, agree with, conform to, keep in line*; see conform .
out of step,
Syn. inappropriate, incorrect, inaccurate; see wrong 2 , 3 , wrongly 2 .
take steps,
Syn. do something, start, intervene; see act 1 .
watch one's step*,
Syn. be careful, take precautions, look out; see watch out 2 .
Syn. pace, stride, advance, recede, go forward, go backward, go up, go down, ascend, descend, pass, walk, tread, march, move, hurry, move quickly, move forward, move backward, mince, hop; see also climb 2 , rise 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. footstep footfall, stride, gait, pace, tread, walk, hobble, forward movement, footprint.
2. doorstep stair, tread, riser, rung.
3. act action, maneuver, process, measure, phase, stage.
4. level grade, degree, rung.
stride, walk, shuffle, carry oneself, pad, tread, saunter, march, ambulate, traipse, trudge, plod, slog, hobble, limp, tiptoe. see run, walk
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The act or manner of going on foot: footfall, footstep, tread. See MOVE, SOUNDS. 2. An action calculated to achieve an end: maneuver, measure (often used in plural), move, procedure, tactic. See ACTION. 3. One of the units in a course, as on an ascending or descending scale: degree, grade, level, peg, point, rung, stage. Informal: notch. See BIG. II verb 1. To go on foot: ambulate, foot, pace, tread, walk. Slang: hoof. Idiom: foot it. See MOVE. 2. To move rhythmically to music, using patterns of steps or gestures: dance, foot. Slang: hoof. Idioms: cut a rug, foot it, trip the light fantastic. See REPETITION, WORK.

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