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step in

(-pp-)
phrasal verb with step  us   /step/ verb [I always + adv/prep] (-pp-)
to ​becomeinvolved: An ​outsidebuyer stepped in to ​save the ​company.
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step in

phrasal verb with step uk   us   /step/ 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)
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