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step down

verb

Definition of step down

  • intransitive verb
    1. :  retire, resign

    2. transitive verb
    3. 1 :  to lower (a voltage) by means of a transformer

    4. 2 :  to decrease or reduce especially by one or more steps

    step–down play \ˈstep-ˌdau̇n\ adjective


    1890

    First Known Use of step down

    1890



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