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    step down

    step down - Dictionary definition and meaning for word step down

    (verb) give up or retire from a position
    Synonyms : leave office , quit , resign
    Example Sentence
    • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
    • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal
    (verb) reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
    Synonyms : de-escalate , weaken
    Example Sentence
    • de-escalate a crisis
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