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  • step backwards — a step forward(s)/backwards/ phrase something that makes a situation better/​worse The new microchip is a major step forward in computer technology. Thesaurus: improvement and improvementssynonym changes for the worsesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • a step backwards — a step forward(s)/backwards/ phrase something that makes a situation better/​worse The new microchip is a major step forward in computer technology. Thesaurus: improvement and improvementssynonym changes for the worsesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • step*/*/*/ — [step] noun [C] I 1) a movement made by putting one foot in front of the other, or the sound that your feet make while you are walking I could hear the steps coming closer.[/ex] The postbox is just a few steps from my front door.[/ex] Tom took a… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • step — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 in walking, running, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ large, small ▪ heavy, light ▪ quick, slow ▪ hesitant …   Collocations dictionary

  • backwards — back|wards S2 [ˈbækwədz US wərdz] adv also backward [ wəd US wərd] AmE 1.) in the direction that is behind you ≠ ↑forwards ▪ Hannah took a step backward. ▪ She pushed me and I fell backwards into the chair. 2.) towards the beginning or the past ≠ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • backwards — [[t]bæ̱kwə(r)dz[/t]] (in AM, use backward) 1) ADV: ADV after v If you move or look backwards, you move or look in the direction that your back is facing. The diver flipped over backwards into the water... He took two steps backward... Bess… …   English dictionary

  • step — step1 W2S2 [step] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(movement)¦ 2¦(action)¦ 3¦(in a process)¦ 4¦(stair)¦ 5¦(distance)¦ 6¦(sound)¦ 7¦(dancing)¦ 8 in step 9 out of step 10 watch your step …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • step — step1 W2S2 [step] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(movement)¦ 2¦(action)¦ 3¦(in a process)¦ 4¦(stair)¦ 5¦(distance)¦ 6¦(sound)¦ 7¦(dancing)¦ 8 in step 9 out of step 10 watch your step …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • step — 1 /step/ noun 1 MOVEMENT (C) the movement you make when you put one foot in front of the other when walking: With every step my bags seemed heavier. | take a step: Take two steps forward and one step back. | retrace your steps (=go back the way… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • backwards */*/ — UK [ˈbækwə(r)dz] / US [ˈbækwərdz] adjective, adverb Summary: Backwards can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: I stepped backwards. more rarely as an adjective: a backwards step 1) if you move or look backwards, you move or look in the… …   English dictionary

  • backwards — backward, backwards 1. For the adverb, both forms are in use, although backward is somewhat more common in AmE and backwards in BrE: • Talk ran backward from the events of the morning A. Munro, CanE 1987 • I walked backward to look at her in the… …   Modern English usage

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