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doorstep


noun

  1. a step or one of a series of steps leading from the ground to a door.
  2. British Slang. a thick slice of bread.

noun

  1. a step in front of a door
  2. on one’s doorstep very close or accessible
  3. informal a thick slice of bread

verb -steps, -stepping or -stepped (tr)

  1. to canvass (a district) or interview (a member of the public) by or in the course of door-to-door visiting
  2. (of a journalist) to wait outside the house of (someone) to obtain an interview, photograph, etc when he or she emerges
n.

1810, from door + step (n.).

see under at one’s door (on one’s doorstep).

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