step forward

phrasal verb
stepped forward; stepping forward; steps forward

Definition of step forward

: to give or offer help, information, etc. A witness stepped forward to identify the robber.

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“Step forward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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