As a congressman in 1992, he promised to take steps to build more prisons.
But it can be done, if we take steps to reflect on our own actions.
After ratification, the Japanese government will have to take steps to ensure that the treaty is actually upheld.
Of course, cities can take steps right away to mitigate the damage done by militarizing law enforcement.
More likely, it would make noises or take steps to unnerve peace with Israel in the Sinai just to show us up.
Please to come and see me before you take steps right or left.'
Run to the station and tell the inspector; they will take steps at once.
If she behaved rationally, well and good; if not, I should have to take steps to restrain her.
As his tormentors had sensibly relaxed, he was able to take steps for his own security.
The people were forbidden to take steps toward setting up any kind of government.
Old English steppan (Anglian), stæppan (West Saxon) "take a step," from West Germanic *stap- "tread" (cf. Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Dutch stap, Old High German stapfo, German stapfe "footstep"), from PIE root *stebh- "to tread, step" (cf. Old Church Slavonic stopa "step, pace," stepeni "step, degree"). Originally strong (past tense stop, past participle bestapen); weak forms emerged 13c., universal from 16c. Stepping stone first recorded early 14c.; in the figurative sense 1650s. Step on it "hurry up" is 1923, from notion of gas pedal; step out (v.) is from 1907.
Old English steppa (Mercian), stæpe, stepe (West Saxon) "stair, act of stepping," from the source of step (v.). Meaning "action which leads toward a result" is recorded from 1540s. Warning phrase watch your step is attested from 1934. Step-dancing first recorded 1886.