lock·step / ˈläkˌstep/ • n. a way of marching with each person as close as possible to the one in front: the trio marched in lockstep | [as adv.] hundreds of shaven-headed youths march lockstep into the stadium. ∎ fig. close adherence to and emulation of another's actions: they raised prices in lockstep with those of foreign competitors | [as adj.] the party touted a lockstep unity.
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