step out

verb(intr, adverb)
  1. to go outside or leave a room, building, etc, esp briefly

  2. to begin to walk more quickly and take longer strides

  1. US and Canadian informal to withdraw from involvement; bow out

  2. step out with informal to be a boyfriend or girlfriend (of someone), esp publicly

Words Nearby step out

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How to use step out in a sentence

  • step out to the branch, gentlemen; your parole of honor is sufficient; you'll find towels—been a prisoner myself.

  • It did not move, but when Raf dared to step out upon its surface, it swung under his weight.

    Star Born | Andre Norton
  • The lad and I will step out on the gallery, where, if you permit, we will light our pipes.

  • At any rate, Fly mustn't stir a step out of the house to-day.

    Prudy Keeping House | Sophie May
  • Well, then, I'll ask Father Letheby to step out for a moment and hear you.

    My New Curate | P.A. Sheehan

Other Idioms and Phrases with step out

step out

Walk briskly, as in He stepped out in time to the music. [c. 1800]

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