Definition of change step in US English:

change step


  • (in marching) alter one's step so that the opposite leg marks time.

    • ‘He did homage to Lady Jane Grey in 1553, but changed step nimbly and retained Mary's favour.’
    • ‘A long-standing critic of the festival, The Gazette had itself astonished readers three years earlier by changing step.’
    • ‘As Windows 2000 reaches crunch point the highways and byways of the Web are positively ringing to the crunch of beta-watchers changing step.’