Phrasal Verb 'Step'

We have 11 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Step'.

Step aside

Meaning: Leave a job or position so that someone else can take over

Example: Everyone thinks that the prime minister should STEP ASIDE so that someone new can lead the party into the election.

Step back

Meaning: Look at something from a different perspective

Example: We should STEP BACK and try to see how our customers will view the scheme.

Step down

Meaning: Leave a job or position so that someone can take over

Example: The CEO STEPPED DOWN after the share price dropped.

Step down

Meaning: Reduce

Example: Production is being STEPPED DOWN because demand has dropped.

Step forward

Meaning: Offer help

Example: When I had the accident, a lot of people STEPPED FORWARD to help me.

Step in

Meaning: Get involved by interrupting something

Example: I had to STEP IN when they started fighting.

Step on it

Meaning: An imperative used to tell someone to go faster, especially when driving

Example: I told the taxi driver to STEP ON IT as I was late for the meeting.

Step out

Meaning: Leave a place for a very short time

Example: They've STEPPED OUT for a cigarette.

Step to

Meaning: Confront

Example: Don't STEP TO those guys; they'll kill you.

Step to

Meaning: Chat, talk to

Example: He tried to STEP TO her in the bar.

Step up

Meaning: Increase

Example: The police have STEPPED UP the pressure on beggars working the Underground.