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verb (used without object), two-stepped, two-step·ping.
  1. to dance the two-step.

Origin of two-step

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for two-step

disco, waltz, rock, samba, tango, tap, skip, jump, shimmy, trip, caper, jig, leap, hop, frolic, sway, cavort, hustle, whirl, strut

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Contemporary Examples of two-step

  • Phase one of the two-step deficit-reduction deal involves about $1 trillion in spending cuts.

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    Washington’s Next Debt Showdown

    Jill Lawrence

    August 2, 2011

  • Perhaps no member of the GOP has been as successful at this two-step as Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts.

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    The Summer's Winners and Losers

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    September 6, 2009

Historical Examples of two-step

British Dictionary definitions for two-step


  1. an old-time dance in duple time
  2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of such a dance
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