step in

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step in(
stehp
 
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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 become involved)
a. intervenir
The boys were fighting on the playground when one of the teachers came and stepped in.Los chicos se estaban peleando en el patio cuando uno de los maestros llegó e intervino.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to tread)
a. pisar
Gaby stepped in a puddle, but luckily she was wearing her rain boots.Gaby pisó un charco, pero por suerte traía puestas sus botas de lluvia.
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step in
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (referee, government)
a. intervenir
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step in
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 entrar
2 (intervene) intervenir; (volunteer) ofrecerse
the government must step in and sort out this situation el gobierno debe intervenir para solucionar esta situación; Mrs White has kindly stepped in to help us out la Sra. White se ha ofrecido amablemente a ayudarnos
Mrs White has kindly stepped in to help us out while Mr Porter is away
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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