step 2 ●●● S3 W3 verb (stepped, stepping) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
1 to raise one foot and put it down in front of or behind the other one in order to walk or move
step forward/back/down/into etc
He stepped back to let me through.
I stepped outside and closed the door.
Mr Ives? Please step this way (=walk in the direction I am showing you).
2 to bring your foot down on something SYN tread British English
step in/on etc
I accidentally stepped in a puddle.
You’re stepping on my foot.
"Step" is an intransitive verb.
So we can say "to step on the mat" but not "to step your slippers on the mat".
Say, Your kid can walk barefoot on the mat but he can't walk on the mat while wearing his slippers.
is it okay to say "don't step your slippers on the mat"? or maybe "don't step on the mat while wearing your slippers"?