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step out

 (of something)
1. to go out of a place. she stepped out of the house without a coat and nearly froze to death. Jamie stepped out and got wet in the rain.
2. to take one step to get out of pants of some type that have been dropped. He stepped out of his pants and pulled off his shirt. He dropped his pants and stepped out.
See also: out, step

step out (on someone)

to be unfaithful to a spouse or lover. Jeff has been stepping out on Judy. I was not stepping out!
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step out

to leave a place, esp. for a short time Mr. Taylor just stepped out of the office to get the mail.
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step out

1. Walk briskly, as in He stepped out in time to the music. [c. 1800]
2. Also, step outside. Go outside briefly, as in He just stepped out for a cigarette. [First half of 1500s]
3. Go out for an evening of entertainment, as in They're stepping out again tonight.
4. step out with. Accompany or consort with a person as when going on a date, as in She's been stepping out with him for a month. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
See also: out, step

step out

v.
1. To go outside for a short time: I stepped out for a cigarette. They stepped out of the meeting to discuss the proposal.
2. To go out for a special evening of entertainment: We're stepping out for a wild night on the town.
3. To withdraw from something; quit something: The candidate stepped out of the race. The player stepped out.
4. step out with To date someone: She is stepping out with a younger man.
See also: out, step
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program will follow up on these western step outs and explore whether
It will drill some of the wells directionally, focusing Mishrif development, with step outs of about 3,000 meters (9,842 feet).
Three of these holes were completed as step outs (average 75 metres) to the east and one as a deeper test beneath the western area of the current resource.
Following drilling in the Beistline area and the receipt of assays from the original holes, the drill is expected to return to the Fence 1 area to continue with 100 foot step outs along strike to provide sufficient drill density to generate an initial gold resource on the property.
Fortuna has budgeted for a 10,000m drill program which will involve infill drilling on the Trinidad zone to allow preparation of a resource estimate, as well as wider spaced step outs along the 3km long vein system to identify additional mineralization.
The remaining six holes were drilled along two fences spaced at 40 metre and 80 metre step outs along strike to the south.
Future core holes will involve 100m step outs to the northeast, and the RC drill will provide fill-in information for resource calculations when it begins operation later in the month.
Nevsun has continued drilling at Harena on sections representing 100 meters step outs, primarily along strike of HLEM and gravity anomalies.
We expect to drill offsets and step outs to this new flowing well in the near future.