step-in

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noun \ ˈstep-ˌin \

Definition of step-in

: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

adjective

First Known Use of step-in

1921


step in

verb

Definition of step in

intransitive verb
1 a :to intervene in an affair or dispute
b :to act as a replacement
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

step in Synonyms

Synonyms
come by, come over, drop by, drop in, pop (in), run (over), run in, call, stop (by or in), visit
Related Words
barge (in); look up, see; bop (into), happen (by); frequent, hang (at), haunt, resort (to)

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