from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To go out for a short distance or a short time.


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  • Now, as Patti Salé waited for her daughter to step out on the ice, she repeated the things she always told herself before an important competition: You never know how long each phase is going to last.


  • I wasn’t ready to step out of the shadows when Charlie Smith called me up that January to discuss how he might cause problems for Diane Allen and John Matheussen in their home counties in South Jersey.

    How to Rig an Election

  • Stephen saw two cops, hands twitching on the butts of their Glocks, ask one man to step out of his car while they searched under a pile of blankets in the backseat.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • She had no intention, however, of allowing him to get rid of her at what was, presumably, a moment of danger, and was about to step out into the inky pall which clothed the College demesne when Miss Topas, followed by Laura and Alice, came up.

    Laurels are Poison

  • "[AMD] needs to step out from Intel's shadow and find their own way," said Enderle.

    Techworld Australia News

  • Was he too perchance a sound-thief, another former denizen of the Chat Room, about to step out of the shadows and display his special skills?

    the mission song

  • White-faced, Melissa swallowed and forced herself to step out from behind him.

    The Rich Man's Royal Mistress

  • Even Miss Mehitable had always been politely requested to step out of the kitchen when Polly was composing her mind for this serious work, but yet Tina neglected her geography and sewing to be present, chattered all the time, as Polly remarked, like a grist-mill, tasted the sugar and spices, and helped herself at intervals to the savory composition as it was gradually being put together, announcing her opinions, and giving Polly her advice, with an effrontery to which Polly's submission was something appalling.

    Oldtown Folks

  • Asked directly at a July 5, 1969 news conference in Houston a press briefing at which Paul Haney was also in attendance whether he exercised his commander’s prerogative to step out first on the Moon, Armstrong answered: In the one article I read about this, the gentleman said that I may have, or could have, done that, or something to that effect.

    First Man


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