step aside

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step aside (third-person singular simple present steps aside, present participle stepping aside, simple past and past participle stepped aside)

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic) to move out of one's way
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) to make room for others as replacements by withdrawing from a position or service
  3. (intransitive, idiomatic) to deviate from the right or proper path
  4. (intransitive, idiomatic) to walk to a little distance; retire for the occasion