Meaning of “step aside/down” in the English Dictionary


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step aside/down

phrasal verb with step uk /step/ us 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)