step in


step in

verb

Definition of STEP IN

1
to make a brief visit <I just stepped in to say hi on my way to class>
Synonyms come by, come over, drop by, drop in, pop (in), run (over), run in, step in, stop (by or in), visit
Related Words barge (in); look up, see; bop (into), happen (by); frequent, hang (at), haunt, resort (to)
2
to serve as a replacement usually for a time only <couldn't find anyone to step in for me so that I could take a break from my caregiving duties>
Related Words understudy; relieve, spell; double (as)

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