step in

verb

Definition of step in

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to intervene in an affair or disputeb :  to act as a replacement

  3. 2 :  to make a brief informal visit

Examples of step in in a Sentence

  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

First Known Use of step in

15th century



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