step out

stepped out; stepping out; steps out

Definition of step out

intransitive verb

1 : to go away from a place usually for a short distance and for a short time
2 : to go or march at a vigorous or increased pace
3 : die
4 : to lead an active social life
5 : to be unfaithful usually used with on had been stepping out on his wife

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Examples of step out in a Sentence

if she catches him stepping out on her, she'll divorce him without a moment's hesitation my greedy relatives are only being nice to me because they expect me to step out any time now

First Known Use of step out

circa 1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of step out was circa 1533

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Cite this Entry

“Step out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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