Pakistan, meanwhile, stepped up its criticism of the U.S. raid.
When he stepped up to run for office, he wanted to help the city he loved.
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation has provided $1 million for one year and some private WNET stalwarts have stepped up.
And when a popular uprising swept through Libya in early 2011, we stepped up production to offset any losses.
Police helicopters with ultra-high-tech surveillance equipment have stepped up their focus on bridges and tunnels.
Rising silently, Wade stepped up to the wall and peeped through a chink between the logs.
I stepped up to the door and looked after, to see which way he would take.
She did not even notice when Mrs. Maxa stepped up once more to her bedside with a little lamp.
I stepped up to him and asked him politely if he had lately seen a Beast.
He crossed the river bed, leaping from stone to stone, and stepped up so close to the falling water that the spray splashed him.
Old English steppan (Anglian), stæppan (West Saxon) "take a step," from West Germanic *stap- "tread" (cf. Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Dutch stap, Old High German stapfo, German stapfe "footstep"), from PIE root *stebh- "to tread, step" (cf. Old Church Slavonic stopa "step, pace," stepeni "step, degree"). Originally strong (past tense stop, past participle bestapen); weak forms emerged 13c., universal from 16c. Stepping stone first recorded early 14c.; in the figurative sense 1650s. Step on it "hurry up" is 1923, from notion of gas pedal; step out (v.) is from 1907.
Old English steppa (Mercian), stæpe, stepe (West Saxon) "stair, act of stepping," from the source of step (v.). Meaning "action which leads toward a result" is recorded from 1540s. Warning phrase watch your step is attested from 1934. Step-dancing first recorded 1886.