Step in - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈstepˌɪn|  American pronunciation of the word step in
Brit.  |ˈstepɪn|  British pronunciation of the word step in


- get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force (syn: interfere, interpose, intervene)
- act as a substitute (syn: deputize, substitute)

Extra examples

Step in my office for a minute.

The first step in building a house is to dig the foundation.

...the 1965 Civil Rights Act was a major step in the furtherance of social justice in the U.S....

The military operation was the first step in a plan to crush the uprising.

It was a step in my advance towards romantic composition.

This is the first step in reforming the welfare system.

Environmentalists call the change a step in the right direction (=a good thing to do).

Each book goes up one step in difficulty.

Jenny sat on the step in front of the house, waiting.

I heard a step in the corridor.

The military may step in if the crisis continues.

Other firms are waiting in the wings, ready to step in and make an offer should the current deal fall through.

...couldn't find anyone to step in for me so that I could take a break from my caregiving duties...

Won't you step in and have a cup of tea with us?

Current translation version is made automatically. You can suggest your own version. Changes will take effect after the administrator approves them.
Original text in English:
Our translation to English:
Community translations to English:
    This feature is allowed to authorized users only.
    Please, register on our website at registration page. After registration you can log in and use that feature.
    Registration   Login   Home