step out
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step out(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to leave for a short time)
a. salir
One of the waiters ate the fillet when the cook stepped out for a cigarette.Uno de los camareros se comió el solomillo cuando el cocinero salió a fumar.
2. (to walk faster)
a. apretar el paso
The woman stepped out when she heard footsteps approaching in the mist.La mujer apretó el paso cuando oyó pisadas acercándose en la niebla.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to abandon)
a. salir de
When Bob was diagnosed with cancer he decided to step out of his business and focus on his health.Cuando a Bob se le diagnosticó cáncer, decidió salir de su negocio y centrarse en su salud.
4. (to date)
a. salir
Marla stepped out with her new boyfriend last night.Marla salió con su nuevo novio anoche.
5. (to be unfaithful; used with "on")
a. ser infiel
Carla found out that her husband has been stepping out on her.Carla se enteró de que su esposo le ha sido infiel.
6. (to present oneself)
a. aparecer
The singer stepped out at Cannes wearing a stunning designer dress.La cantante apareció en Cannes con un impresionante vestido de diseñador.
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step out
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (go outside) salir
I stepped out on the balcony
2 (present o.s.) presentarse; aparecer
she likes to step out in designer clothes le gusta presentarse or aparecer llevando ropa exclusiva
IF you yearn to step out in designer clothes but think you can't afford them, then think again
3 (romantically) salir
Jake is stepping out with my niece Jake sale con mi sobrina
they're stepping out together
4 (walk briskly) apretar el paso
she stepped out briskly along the road
5 (US)
to step out on sb ser infiel a algn
transitive verb
(measure) [+distance] medir a pasos
I was trying to step out the distance between the gate and the door
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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