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step something off

to measure a distance by counting the paces required to cover it. she stepped the distance off and noted it on her pad. Liz stepped off the number of feet from the window to the opposite wall.
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step off (of) something

to leave something elevated with one's first step. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) she stepped off the bottom step and walked down the street. Tony stepped off of the bank and waded across the stream.
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step off

to come off something by taking a step. she came to the bottom step and stepped off. Ed was afraid to dive in from the side of the pool, so he just stepped off.
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step off

1. To take a step so that one is no longer on something: The politician stepped off the plane and waved to the crowd.
2. Slang To leave someone or something alone. Used chiefly as a command: Step off—I saw that clock first, and I'm going to buy it!
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This project also provide much nicer around impressive monument Arlene She said: "The area is one of the first sights to greet visitors when they step off the train and we want to make sure they get a good first impression.
It depends on whether you're the one standing at the intersection waiting to step off the curb or the one driving the car.
Just once I'd like to see a manufacturer step off this merry-go-round and present its product clearly, concisely, and with a minimum of hyperbole.
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We had to make them understand that a half step off or a hand gesture made the wrong way would have a totally different meaning.
We ached with laughter over the progression of her greed, recognizing how greed begets greed, how once you step onto that escalator of materialism, it's hard to step off.
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Yet airlines do not routinely keep track of customers after they step off the jetway--a fact that hinders such investigations, Castro points out.
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If the next movement is a jump or a pointe step off both feet, the dancer will keep her weight equally on the balls of both feet.
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