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English definition of “step sth down”

step sth down

phrasal verb with step     /step/ verb [I + adv/prep] (-pp-)
to reduce the amount , supply , or rate of something: The doctor has said that I can start stepping down my medication in a few days ' time . This device is used for stepping down the voltage .Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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