side step

side step

side step ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a step to one side, as in dancing, skiing, or boxing.

Origin of side step First recorded in 1840–50 Examples from the Web for side step Historical Examples of side step

  • In his room Honey Tone made a final effort to side-step the escort.

    Lady Luck

    Hugh Wiley

  • On the contrary, I fancied I discerned an inclination to avoid, to “side-step” it.

    Many Fronts

    Lewis R. Freeman

  • When I’m out for peaches, Edwards, I side-step the under-ripe persimmons.

    The Fiction Factory

    John Milton Edwards

  • One side-step into blackness and he might have been a mile away.

    King–of the Khyber Rifles

    Talbot Mundy

  • And it is hard to side-step an unheralded stroke from behind.

    The Song of the Wolf

    Frank Mayer

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