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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theystep down
he/she/itsteps down
present participlestepping down
past tensestepped down
past participlestepped down

Related dictionary definitions

  1. same as step aside

    The chairman was forced to step down due to poor health.

    step down as:

    Sandra stepped down as treasurer.

See also main entry: step

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