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step back

Definition of step back

  1. :  to stop doing something or being actively involved in something for a time so in order to think about it and make decisions in a calm and reasonable way <You need to step back and give yourself some time to work through this.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a rest for the foot in ascending or descending: as

    :  one of a series of structures consisting of a riser and a tread

    :  a ladder rung

  1. :  to move by raising the foot and bringing it down elsewhere or by moving each foot in succession

    :  dance

    :  to go on foot :  walk

  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for

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a dwelling place or home

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