Days before Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis announced he was stepping down, he lawyered up.
Minnesota's ex-governor has a new book, is stepping up trips to Iowa—and tanks in 2012 polls.
And neither party is stepping up to make the tough decisions.
Peters again complies, stepping aside and raising both hands.
Good old Sir Bob Geldof stepping into the breach again to raise money for crisis-hit Africa?
"Here I am, Mrs. Elwood," she called, stepping down the hall to the head of the stairs.
He was stepping from the taxi when the awful truth dawned on him.
At last she was able to lift him out of the loosened loop that had held his feet and stepping back, laid him on the earthen floor.
"Come on, you fellows," he cried, stepping back into the canoe.
Thus, a man, stepping on dry snow, might break through half an inch of ice-skin and find himself up to the knees in water.
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.