Значение идиомы step down

[step down] {v.} 1. To come down in one move from a higher positionto a lower.

As soon as the train stopped, the conductor steppeddown to help the passengers off.

2. To make go slower little bylittle.

The train was approaching the station, so the engineerstepped it down.

Compare: SLOW DOWN, STEP UP. 3. To leave a job as anofficial or some other important position.

When the judge becameill, he had to step down.


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