American English

Definition of footstep noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually plural]
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  • the sound or mark made each time your foot touches the ground when you are walking or running the sound of footsteps on the stairs footsteps in the snow
  • Idioms
    follow in somebody's footsteps
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    to do the same job, have the same style of life, etc. as someone else, especially someone in your family She works in television, following in her father's footsteps.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: footstep