step\ down


step\ down
1. I
although he was past retirement age, he refused to step down and let his son take over the business и хотя ему давно уже следовало уйти на покой, он не хотел уходить и передать дела сыну
2. II
step down at some time the previous president stepped down a year ago предыдущий президент ушел в отставку год назад
3. XVI
step down from smth.
1) step down from one's car (from the train, etc.) выходить из машины и т.д.
2) step down from an office USA coll. уходить в отставку

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • Step-down — a. (Elec.) Transforming or converting a current of high potential or voltage into one of low voltage; as, a step down transformer. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • step-down — /step down /, adj. Elect. serving to reduce or decrease voltage: a step down transformer. [1890 95; adj. use of v. phrase step down] * * * …   Universalium

  • step down — index alight, diminish, quit (discontinue), resign Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • step down — v. (D; intr.) to step down from (to step down from the presidency) * * * [ step daʊn] (D; intr.) to step down from (to step down from the presidency) (D; intr.) to step down from (to step down from the presidency) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • step down — UK US step aside/down Phrasal Verb with step({{}}/step/ verb [I] ► [I] to leave an important job or position, especially to allow someone else to take your place: step aside/down as sth »He has decided to step down as chairman. step aside for/in… …   Financial and business terms

  • step down — {v.} 1. To come down in one move from a higher position to a lower. * /As soon as the train stopped, the conductor stepped down to help the passengers off./ 2. To make go slower little by little. * /The train was approaching the station, so the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step down — {v.} 1. To come down in one move from a higher position to a lower. * /As soon as the train stopped, the conductor stepped down to help the passengers off./ 2. To make go slower little by little. * /The train was approaching the station, so the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step down — verb a) To resign from office. Pressure has been mounting on Tony Blair to step down as Prime Minister. b) To gradually reduce something, a little at a time, as an electronic step down transformer …   Wiktionary

  • step-down — noun Date: 1922 a decrease or reduction in size or amount < a step down in dosage > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • step down — verb Date: 1890 intransitive verb retire, resign transitive verb 1. to lower (a voltage) by means of a transformer 2. to decrease or reduce especially by one or more steps • step down adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • step down — Synonyms and related words: abridge, amplify, charge, compress, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, damp, dampen, decrease, deduct, deflate, depreciate, depress, diminish, downgrade, electrify, energize, galvanize, generate, lessen, loop in, lower …   Moby Thesaurus


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