1. stepping down the act of abdicating
  2. stepping stone any means of advancement
  3. sponge down clean with a sponge, by rubbing
  4. tearing down complete destruction of a building
  5. stopping point the temporal end; the concluding time
  6. stepping motor a motor that moves or rotates in small discrete steps
  7. letting down the act of causing something to move to a lower level
  8. step down give up or retire from a position
  9. step-down the act of decreasing or reducing something
  10. stupendous so great in size, force, or extent as to elicit awe
  11. strike down cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
  12. stopping fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
  13. stooping having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
  14. dressing down a severe scolding
  15. drink down drink down entirely
  16. Orpington English breed of large chickens with white skin
  17. Eddington English astronomer remembered for his popular elucidation of relativity theory (1882-1944)
  18. leading tone (music) the seventh note of the diatonic scale
  19. stabbing painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
  20. skipping rope a length of rope (usually with handles on each end) that is swung around while someone jumps over it