from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ballroom dance consisting of a series of unbroken rapid steps in 2/4 time.
- n. A piece of music for this dance.
- intransitive v. To perform this dance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an early ballroom dance, precursor to the foxtrot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. dance the one-step
- n. an early ballroom dance; precursor to the fox-trot
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Most shocking to the keepers of social order, “couples often held each other very close, grasping each other firmly about the waist or about the neck as in a hug . . . the one-step, the bunny hug, and the other new dances allowed a lingering close contact.”
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The necromancer took one-step forward, but his eyes shifted to the left at the sound of a moan.