transitive verb-·stepped·, -·step·ping
The woman will have to sidestep to avoid the puddle in the street.
- An example of sidestep is when there is a pot hole in the street and you drive around it.
- When your friend asks if you like her new boyfriend and you comment that if she's happy, you're happy (instead of actual answering the question), this is an example of how to sidestep of the question.
verbside·stepped, side·step·ping, side·steps
- To step aside: sidestepped to make way for the runner.
- To dodge an issue or a responsibility.
- To step out of the way of.
- To evade; skirt: sidestep a difficult question.
- A step to one side.
- An evasion of an issue or responsibility.
(third-person singular simple present sidesteps, present participle sidestepping, simple past and past participle sidestepped)
- (intransitive) To step to the side.
- To avoid or dodge.
- They sidestepped the issue.
- This relatively new development means that men can take comfort in knowing that they can now, quite happily, sidestep the debate.
- A sidestep to the right with the right foot, followed by pulling the left foot in next to the right, completes the box step.
- Lip glosses are another item to sidestep with formal makeup.