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two-step

[too-step] /ˈtuˌstɛp/
noun
1.
a ballroom dance in duple meter, marked by sliding steps.
2.
a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.
verb (used without object), two-stepped, two-stepping.
3.
to dance the two-step.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples from the web for two-step
  • Such devices actually employ a three-step process, not two-step as described.
  • First her eyes latch onto mine, then her head swings around in a mechanical two-step.
  • The two-step process helps account for why the molecule is so stable and why the process is easily reversible.
  • And he didn't explain the urgency of a two-step process and why it was necessary to risk default on the national debt.
  • But the truth is you'll blame yourself if you don't apply the two-step process and some day later get hacked.
  • Find a local to tell you about the traditions of that town, or ask them to show you how to dance a two-step.
  • Some coaches merely tolerate the schmooze-and-sell two-step of recruiting.
  • After the blood is drawn it goes through a two-step process.
  • In patients with cataracts and poorly controlled glaucoma, a two-step procedure for both eye conditions is needed.
  • To enable their computer system to learn from blogs, the team followed a two-step process.
British Dictionary definitions for two-step

two-step

noun
1.
an old-time dance in duple time
2.
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of such a dance
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Slang definitions & phrases for two-step

two-step

Related Terms

aztec two-step


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Encyclopedia Article for two-step

ballroom dance appearing in about 1890 in the United States. Its origins are unclear but may include the polka, galop, or waltz. The dance consists of sliding steps to the side in 24 time. It was one source of the fox-trot, which in about 1920 overtook it in popularity, and the term two-step often refers to the fox-trot (q.v.).

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