Definition of lockstep noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɒkstep//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːkstep//
    [uncountable] (especially North American English)
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  1. 1a way of walking together where people move their feet at the same time The coffin was carried by six soldiers walking in lockstep. (figurative) Politicians and the media are marching in lockstep on this issue (= they agree).
  2. 2a situation where things happen at the same time or change at the same rate a lockstep approach to teaching Cases of breathing difficulties increase in lockstep with air pollution.
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