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uses of step
An advance toward the final goal
Kamiya-san was advised to take the overseas position because it is a stepping stone into top management.
In step with the times
Up to date
The magazine was losing readers so they hired a new fashion editor who was more in step with the times than the previous editor.
Step on it
If you are going to meet the deadline, Sakura-san, you had better step on it.
Note: From driving; one steps on the accelerator to increase the speed.
To resign or retire
The company seemed to be quite successful so everyone was surprised when the board of directors asked the chairman to step down.
To leave a place for a short time
Yumiko-san just stepped out for lunch so I am answering her phone until she returns.