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step in

intransitive verb

Definition of step in

  1. 1a :  to intervene in an affair or disputeb :  to act as a replacement

  2. 2 :  to make a brief informal visit



Examples of step in

  1. <I just stepped in to say hi on my way to class.>

  2. <couldn't find anyone to step in for me so that I could take a break from my caregiving duties>



15th Century

First Known Use of step in

15th century



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