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footstep

[ foot-step ]
/ ˈfʊtˌstɛp /
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noun

the setting down of a foot, or the sound so produced; footfall; tread.
the distance covered by a step in walking; pace.
a footprint.
a step by which to ascend or descend.

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Idioms for footstep

    follow in someone's footsteps, to succeed or imitate another person.

Origin of footstep

First recorded in 1175–1225, footstep is from Middle English foote steppe. See foot, step
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British Dictionary definitions for footstep

footstep
/ (ˈfʊtˌstɛp) /

noun

the action of taking a step in walking
the sound made by stepping or walking
the distance covered with a step; pace
a footmark
a single stair; step
to continue the tradition or example of another
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Idioms and Phrases with footstep

footstep

see follow in someone's footsteps.

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