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step aside/down

phrasal verb with step
 
 
/step/ verb [I]
[I] to leave an important job or position, especially to allow someone else to take your place: step aside/down as sth He has decided to step down as chairman.step aside for/in favour of sb It is time for me to step aside in favour of someone younger.
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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