step by step

step by step
1. in a gradual manner (Freq. 3)

the snake moved gradually toward its victim

Syn: ↑gradually, ↑bit by bit
Derived from adjective: ↑gradual (for: ↑gradually)
2. proceeding in steps

the voltage was increased stepwise

Syn: ↑stepwise

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ONE STEP AT A TIME, bit by bit, gradually, in stages, by degrees, slowly, steadily.

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step by step
Gradually, little by little
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Main Entry:step

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moving slowly from one stage or level to the next

Don’t worry, we’ll take things one step at a time.

Thesaurus: graduallysynonym
Main entry: step

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so as to progress gradually and carefully from one stage to the next

I'll explain it to you step by step | [as adj.] a step-by-step guide

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step by step adv

We're moving ahead with the project slowly, taking it step by step. [=one step at a time]

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Main Entry:step-by-step

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