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To leave or resign from one's current position or role
“The country had been in civil disorder since Jean Bago had refused to step down after losing reelection.”
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To decrease or make lower in degree, amount or value
“Police are warning drivers that the end of the festive party season does not mean they will step down their efforts to catch offenders.”
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To decrease in speed or rate
“Bernanke said that the Fed could decide to step down the pace of asset purchases.”
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To reduce the size of something whilst maintaining proportion
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Leave one's job and cease to work, typically on reaching the normal age for leaving service
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Dismount
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To relinquish or release (a claim, title, etc.)
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(of a place or location) To go or get away from
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The amount or degree by which something is reduced
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“Moving to digital video, even at the highest bit rate and in a smaller window, resulted in a huge step down in image quality.”
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