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"step aside/down" in British English

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step aside/down

phrasal verb with step uk   us   /step/ verb [I + adv/prep] (-pp-)
C2 to ​leave an ​importantjob or ​position, ​especially to ​allow someone ​else to take ​yourplace: He has ​decided to ​step down ascaptain of the ​team. He is ​unwilling to ​stepaside in ​favour of a ​youngerperson.
(Definition of step aside/down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"step aside/down" in Business English

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step aside/down

phrasal verb with step uk   us   /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.
(Definition of step aside/down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “step aside/down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 退位, 下台, (尤指)让位…
in Chinese (Traditional) 退位, 下臺, (尤指)讓位…
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