step-on

[ step-on, -awn ]
/ ˈstɛpˌɒn, -ˌɔn /

adjective

made to open by the operation of a pedal, as a can for kitchen garbage.

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Origin of step-on

adj. use of verb phrase step on
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British Dictionary definitions for step on

step on

verb (intr, preposition)

to place or press the foot on
informal to behave harshly or contemptuously towards
slang to adulterate drugs
step on it informal to go more quickly, hurry up
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