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step out

1. To leave some place. I stepped out for one minute and someone has already taken my seat! I'm sorry, the boss has stepped out, would you like to leave a message?
2. To go outside briefly. I'm just stepping out for a bit of fresh air.
3. To quit or withdraw from something. Now that the other candidate has stepped out, you two are the only ones left. We lost out best programmer when Jessica stepped out from the project.
4. To have sexual intercourse or relations with someone other than one's spouse. Usually followed by "on (someone)." It turns out that women are very nearly as like as men to step out on their partners. My dad stepped out on my mom when were just kids, and their marriage never recovered.
5. To go out with someone on a date. Usually followed by "with (someone)." It's really weird that my mom is stepping out with one of my friends. They've been stepping out for a couple of months now.
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!
See also: out, step

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

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

step out on someone

in. to betray one’s lover by going out with someone else. Hank has been stepping out on Bess, and she doesn’t know it yet.
See also: on, out, someone, step
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The most recent drilling at Adriana has focused on testing deeper parts of the system in a series of wide step outs ranging from 500 metres to 1,300 metres.
The remaining six holes were drilled along two fences spaced at 40 metre and 80 metre step outs along strike to the south.
It will drill some of the wells directionally, focusing Mishrif development, with step outs of about 3,000 meters (9,842 feet).
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.
The initial holes will test the westward and down dip extension of the McFaulds #3 Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide "VMS" occurrence, involving 25 meter step outs from hole MCF-04-57 which encountered 18.
Drilling at Seagull with 1000 meter step outs from the known intercepts is expected to commence by the end of October".
The company believes that the phase one drill program, so far, supports the geological hypothesis that near-surface high-grade copper-silver mineralization is widespread and continuous, therefore drilling will continue with significant step outs on strike to the south and samples of all favorable intersections will be shipped for analysis by a qualified assay Acme Analytical Laboratory in Santiago, Chile.