a step to one side, as in dancing, skiing, or boxing.
side•stepPronunciation: (sīd'step"), [key]
—v., -stepped, -step•ping.
to step to one side.
to evade or avoid a decision, problem, or the like.
to avoid or dodge by stepping aside.
to evade or avoid (a decision, problem, or the like).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.