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Meaning of side step

side' step"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a step to one side, as in dancing, skiing, or boxing.

side•step

Pronunciation: (sīd'step"), [key]
— v., -stepped, -step•ping.
—v.i.
  1. to step to one side.
  2. to evade or avoid a decision, problem, or the like.
—v.t.
  1. to avoid or dodge by stepping aside.
  2. to evade or avoid (a decision, problem, or the like).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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