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step aside/down

verb [I + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with step   /step/ (-pp-) us  
C2 to leave an important job or position, especially to allow someone else to take your place: He has decided to step down as captain of the team. He is unwilling to step aside in favour of a younger person.
Translations of “step aside/down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 退位, 下臺, (尤指)讓位…
in Chinese (Simplified) 退位, 下台, (尤指)让位…
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