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step on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. step on, tread onverb

    place or press the foot on

    "He stepped on the hem of her long gown"


  1. Step On

    "He's Gonna Step On You Again" (a.k.a. "Step On") is a song originally performed by John Kongos (co-written by Kongos and Christos Demetriou) and first released in 1971. The song, released by Fly Records, entered the UK Singles Chart on 22 May 1971 and spent 14 weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 4. Covers of the song have been chart successes several times, including for the Happy Mondays in 1990. It was cited in the Guinness Book of Records as being the first song to have used a sample, however, according to the sleeve note of the CD reissue of the Kongos album, it is actually a tape loop of African drumming, and the use of tape loops and instruments using prerecorded samples such as the Mellotron and Optigan were well established by this time.


  1. step on

    To step on generally means to place your foot on something while walking or moving. It can also refer to accidentally or purposefully placing your foot on an object or a person, often causing harm or damage. Additionally, it can mean hindering or taking advantage of someone in a metaphorical sense.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of step on in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of step on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of step on in a Sentence

  1. Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird:

    I would characterize the meeting as constructive and worthwhile, and we look forward to resolving that issue. It's still not resolved today, but that’s why I came, this is a complex case … (The) minister understands how important this is to me, to all Canadians. I thought today’s meeting was a very constructive step on the road to a successful resolution.

  2. John Evans:

    The Internet is like a giant jellyfish. You can't step on it. You can't go around it. You've got to get through it.

  3. Keith Ellison:

    Accountability is not justice. Justice is restoration. Justice would be restoring Daunte to life and making the Aubrey Wright family whole again. Justice is beyond the reach that we have in this life for Daunte. But accountability is an important step, a critical, necessary step on the road to justice for us all.

  4. A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh:

    When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an adventure is going to happen. Always watch where you are going. Otherwise you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.

  5. Simon Cvijanovic:

    They made him step on the scale three to five times a day, every time he walked by, coach would make him step up on the scale, and Peter would hang his head and get up on the scale. We were both throwing up in the morning from anxiety -- me from my knee and him because of the weight issue.

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