step out

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

  1. (transitive) To exit a place on foot, often for a short time.
    She opened the car door and stepped out of the car.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To date, to be in a romantic relationship.
    They've been stepping out since he told her he was interested in a family.
  3. (military) To increase the length, but not the rapidity, of the step.

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