To step off

to measure by steps, or paces; hence, to divide, as a space, or to form a series of marks, by successive measurements, as with dividers.

See also: Step

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It was certainly an experience to step off the side of the bridge and slide across the Tyne.
"My colleague -- the complainant -- signalled to her from behind a glass faade to step off the chair.
It's an excuse to step off the social treadmill, kick off your shoes and get your friends round for a Night In to support people living with cancer." To make a difference, simply register your interest at wait for your free Night In kit and ask your friends to donate whatever they can afford to your Night In.
You're safe as a hamster in your own safe house, watching this man walk on a wire between what used to be twin towers--there used to be a world to step off from; elevators, fax machines, water coolers.
"It's as if you're going to step off a building, which I suppose you are."
It depends on whether you're the one standing at the intersection waiting to step off the curb or the one driving the car.
Frank Lampard has warned Chelsea's championship rivals to forget any idea the history-chasers are about to step off the gas.
Starting in January, visitors will line up to step off the edge of Arizona's Grand Canyon.
Unfortunately uncertainty gripped me and I foolishly tried to step off going about 15mph, which ended up with my head saying hello to the base of the concrete streetlight.
The closing paragraph of a recent Boston Globe editorial declared, "Now it's time for [Harvard University President Lawrence[ Summers to step off of his tongue and modernize the debate."
'Had the additional evidence presented demonstrated a motive for Sean Fox to step off the horse, the legal advice may well have been different.'