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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb step in:

deputiseinterposesubstituteinterveneinterfere

Definition of the verb step in

What does step in mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of step in: interfere / interpose / intervene
    • more generic word: interact = act together or towards others or with others
    • more specific words:
      • meddle / tamper = intrude in other people's affairs or business
      • interlope = encroach on the rights of others, as in trading without a proper license
  2. act as a substitute

Alternative definition of the verb step in

verb

  1. [intransitive] To act as a replacement or substitute.
  2. [intransitive] To get involved; to act

Music

"Step In" a.k.a. "Step In..." is a musical album of Orange Street.

  • released in (15 years ago)

Phrases with Step in

  1. Step in Front of a Moving Train
  2. to step in

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Step in

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Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing (2013)

by Robert E Stevens, David L Loudon, Henry Cole, Bruce Wrenn

Present findings The first step in developing the research methodology is to identify the specific types of information needed to accomplish the research objectives. Although this might appear to be an inherent part of the process of developing ...

Google previewA Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and TV since 1930 (2011)

by A. Bowdoin Van Riper

It represented a crucial step in the transformation of the computer from a tool for ...

Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

step a step in the right ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.] (1818)

The old poets step in to the assistance of the medalist. Addison. 6. To take a short walk.

Google previewA New Law Dictionary (1999)

Containing Explanations of Such Technical Terms and Phrases as Occur in the Works of Legal Authors, in the Practice of the Courts, and in the Parliamentary Proceedings of the Houses of Lords and Commons, to which is Added an Outline of an Action at Law and of a Suit in Equity by Henry James Holthouse, Henry Penington

The first step in commencing a suit in chancery is to file a bill. A bill is a petition in writing addressed to the Lord Chancellor, or other person or persons who for the time being have the custody of the great seal, wherein the petitioner sets forth ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

Professional language courses A significant step in ALL is made through the professional orientation of language learning. What has been achieved here includes also, in part, vocational schooling, although the effect on general education ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

Credit is like chastity, they can both stand temp— tation better than suspicion — Josh Billings Creditors buzz like locusts —Anais Nin Debts are like children: the smaller they are the more noise they make —Spanish proverb The first step in ...

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Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. (Martin Luther King)
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