step in

Primary Meanings of step in

1.
v
act as a substitute
2.
v
get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
Full Definitions of step in
1

v act as a substitute

Synonyms:
deputise, deputize, substitute
Types:
cover
help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
Type of:
replace, supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant
take the place or move into the position of
2

v get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force

Synonyms:
interfere, interpose, intervene
Types:
meddle, tamper
intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly
interlope
encroach on the rights of others, as in trading without a proper license
Type of:
interact
act together or towards others or with others

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