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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How to use step out in a sentence
While there was little possibility of jail time, step out of line, and the legal costs could put small businesses under.
Music gets to step out of the chorus and take a major role in Tsukuru Tazaki.
As I step out of the car I notice another, less official roadblock built from tires, and without police interference.Pro-Russian Protesters in East Ukraine Laugh at Kiev’s Threats | David Patrikarakos | April 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With key victories, each woman in her own way took a serious step out from under the shadow of a cumbersome mentor.
It was the end of March and it was zero below, and, soon as I step out of the plane, I feel a cold like I never felt in my life.
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.The Rose of Old St. Louis | Mary Dillon
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
Walk briskly, as in He stepped out in time to the music. [c. 1800]
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