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step inside

1. Literally, to walk into the interior of something or some place. Thank you for coming to my office on such short notice. Please, step inside and grab a seat. She stepped inside the spooky building with trepidation.
2. To gain an idea or understanding of the way in which someone, something, or some place operates. The new documentary gives people the chance to step inside the world of Victorian England. These stories let us step inside the lives of people we would never otherwise encounter.
See also: inside, step

step inside (some place)

to walk into a place. Please step inside my office, and we will discuss this matter. Please step inside.
See also: inside, step
References in classic literature ?
So they arrived at last at the little old house, but when they stepped inside it turned into a large castle.
She stepped inside, but not a soul was to be seen, and a great silence reigned throughout.
Dorothy stepped inside the little room to get a back view of the copper man, and in this way discovered a printed card that hung between his shoulders, it being suspended from a small copper peg at the back of his neck.
Scraps followed closely after the straw man and then Ojo and Dorothy timidly stepped inside the tunnel.
Soapy stepped inside, secured the umbrella and sauntered off with it slowly.
He stepped inside the gate and said, "What's wrong, Miss Emma?"
With an impatient movement she opened the gate and stepped inside.
Maud Brewster had stepped inside the companion-way so that only her head was exposed.
TOM HATELEY 7 Stepped inside and found some decent pockets of space in which to operate going forward.
It was an emotional visit for 60-year-old Stephen as he was 24 the last time he had stepped inside the tunnel which stretches between Blaencwm in the Rhondda and Blaengwynfi in the Afan Valley.
His solicitor Mike Sisson-Pell explained that he had stepped inside the entrance way to obtain a cigarette from a friend.
Picture finally taken, I stepped inside to find myself opposite a vast mural of a Cyprus sea view.
Jaipal Deswal, a constable posted with the north- west district police, died of electrocution when he accidentally stepped inside apool of water that had flow of current.
Later on, gun-wielding Azam stepped inside court building.
Afterwards he said: "Nothing, no film, no book, no documentaries, can prepare you for what you see here." And he vowed never to let British children forget the lessons of history, saying: "We are determined such events will not happen again." He placed a lit candle at the death wall where SS guards gunned down prisoners and stepped inside the gas chambers where thousands died.