step-in

noun
\ˈstep-ˌin \

Definition of step-in 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an article of clothing put on by being stepped into: such as

a : a shoe resembling but usually having a higher vamp than a pump and having concealed elastic to adjust the fit

b : short panties for women usually used in plural

step in

verb

Definition of step in (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to intervene in an affair or dispute

b : to act as a replacement

2 : to make a brief informal visit

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Other Words from step-in

Noun

step-in adjective

Examples of step-in in a Sentence

Verb

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

Noun

1921, in the meaning defined above

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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