Move out of the way, as in Please step aside—I've got my arms full of groceries. This usage was first recorded in 1530.
Withdraw, make room for a replacement, as in The senior researcher decided to step aside for a younger colleague. [Second half of 1900s]
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The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
Then the door opened, the portiere was swept aside, and Anselme announced "Monsieur de Garnache."St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
But, when the car came thundering down, it was crammed to the step; with a melancholy gesture, the driver declined her signal.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Sol got up, slowly; took a backward step into the yard; filled his lungs, opened his mouth, made his eyes round.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin