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step in

(-pp-)
phrasal verb with step  us   /step/ verb [I always + adv/prep] (-pp-)
to become involved: An outside buyer 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.
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