step out

intransitive verb

Definition of step out

  1. 1 :  to go away from a place usually for a short distance and for a short time

  2. 2 :  to go or march at a vigorous or increased pace

  3. 3 :  die

  4. 4 :  to lead an active social life

  5. 5 :  to be unfaithful —usually used with on <had been stepping out on his wife>

Examples of step out in a sentence

  1. <if she catches him stepping out on her, she'll divorce him without a moment's hesitation>

  2. <my greedy relatives are only being nice to me because they expect me to step out any time now>

Circa 1533

First Known Use of step out

circa 1533


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