Meaning of “step in” in the English Dictionary

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step in

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phrasal verb with step us /step/ verb [ I always + adv/prep ] -pp-

to become involved:

An outside buyer stepped in to save the company.

(Definition of “step in” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"step in" in Business English

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step in

phrasal verb with step uk /step/ us verb [ I ]

[ I ] to become involved in a difficult situation or argument in order to help:

She stepped in to defend her team from unfair criticism.
step in to do sth An outside buyer has stepped in to save the company from going out of business.

(Definition of “step in” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)