"You can do anything that you wanna do, but uh-uh, don't step on my cowboy boots." — Hank Williams Jr
- 1 [no object, usually with adverbial] move at a regular pace by lifting and setting down each foot in turn, never having both feet off the ground at once:I walked across the lawn she turned and walked a few paces
v., stepped, step·ping, steps. v.intr.
- To put or press the foot: step on the brake.
- To shift or move slightly by taking a step or two: step back.
- To walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified direction: step over to the corner.
- To move with the feet in a particular manner: step lively.
- To move into a new situation by or as if by taking a single step: stepping into a life of ease.
- To treat someone with arrogant indifference: He is always stepping on other people.
- To go faster; hurry.
1. A small amount of anything; also, a short period of time. For example, Here's a bit of wrapping paper, or It'll be ready in a bit, or Just wait a bit. [c. 1600]
2. Somewhat or rather, as in It stings a bit, or Will you have a bit more to eat? [Second half of 1600s] Also see bit by bit; not a bit.
- A brief rehearsal, as of a play or role, performed usually in an early stage of production.
- A television rehearsal during which no cameras are used.
- A thorough demonstration or explanation that details each step of a process.