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in/into step - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    if people walk in step, each person moves their feet at exactly the same time as the others
    fall in/into step:

    The protesters fell in step as they marched past the prison.

  2. 2
    if people or things are in step, they agree or move at the same rate
    in/into step with:

    Prices usually keep in step with inflation.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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