(someone) stepped in (something)

When you're walking and you step on an area which has some kind of liquid or sticky thing, you have "stepped in" that substance.

For example, you can "step in":

  • a puddle
  • dog poop
  • a spilled drink
  • some used chewing gum

In contrast, you "step on" solid things:

I stepped on a piece of broken glass.

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