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verb (intr, adverb)

to go outside or leave a room, building, etc, esp briefly
to begin to walk more quickly and take longer strides
US and Canadian informal to withdraw from involvement; bow out
step out with informal to be a boyfriend or girlfriend (of someone), esp publicly

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step out

1

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

2

Also, step outside. Go outside briefly, as in He just stepped out for a cigarette. [First half of 1500s]

3

Go out for an evening of entertainment, as in They're stepping out again tonight.

4

step out with. Accompany or consort with a person as when going on a date, as in She's been stepping out with him for a month. [Colloquial; early 1900s]

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