Pronunciation: (foot'step"), [key]
1. the setting down of a foot, or the sound so produced; footfall; tread.
2. the distance covered by a step in walking; pace.
3. a footprint.
4. a step by which to ascend or descend.
5. follow in someone's footsteps, to succeed or imitate another person.
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