stepped in

past tense of step in

Synonyms of stepped in

1 to make a brief visit
  • I just stepped in to say hi on my way to class

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2 to serve as a replacement usually for a time only
  • couldn't find anyone to step in for me so that I could take a break from my caregiving duties

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“Stepped in.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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