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doorstep

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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doorstepdoor‧step1 /ˈdɔːstep $ ˈdɔːr-/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 DHHa step just outside a door to a house or buildingon the doorstep He stood on the doorstep, straightening his tie. the front doorstep2 on somebody’s/the doorstep3 DFF British English informal a very thick piece of bread
Examples from the Corpus
doorstepThomas Hewett was off duty and having a quiet glass of stout and a chinwag on his front doorstep.They say I had the vanity to go down to Croisset and make an embarrassing scene on his doorstep.She stood paralysed for several moments on Giles Carnaby's doorstep.His father buried the membrane beneath the doorstep.A dark and lovely young woman smiled at her from the doorstep.Then there is its well preserved old quarter, and on the doorstep a romantic, well wooded and castle-adorned countryside.But it wasn't funny this morning when the police arrived on the doorstep.A cat sat patiently on the doorstep.He just felt it was easier to step across the state line and have people groveling at your doorstep.front doorstepThomas Hewett was off duty and having a quiet glass of stout and a chinwag on his front doorstep.Elizabeth lifted the shopping bags from the front doorstep into the hail and then shut the door.Mrs Parvis was standing out on the front doorstep, pretending to watch out for something in the sky.She was breathless when she did catch up with him outside on the front doorstep.He was suspicious of her motives in inviting him into the house - he usually got no further than the front doorstep.
doorstepdoorstep2 verb (doorstepped, doorstepping) [intransitive, transitive] British English  PPVTCNif politicians or journalists doorstep people, they visit people at their homes in order to get votes or information – often used to show disapproval Journalists had doorstepped the couple and their neighbours.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
doorstep
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydoorstep
he, she, itdoorsteps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydoorstepped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave doorstepped
he, she, ithas doorstepped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad doorstepped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill doorstep
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have doorstepped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam doorstepping
he, she, itis doorstepping
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you, we, theyare doorstepping
Past
I, he, she, itwas doorstepping
you, we, theywere doorstepping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been doorstepping
he, she, ithas been doorstepping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been doorstepping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be doorstepping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been doorstepping
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