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

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It depends on whether you're the one standing at the intersection waiting to step off the curb or the one driving the car.
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.
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.
No one was expecting the kid to step off that ship in New York.
The company confirmed the loophole existed on different routes across the country and that, technically, passengers had to step off the train and re-board.
I feel that this is a good point to step off the board.
It's part of our responsibility to help when and where we can,'' said Carly Schmid, 14, as she prepared to step off with her mother, Jennifer.
Benanto will assume the board seat currently held by Dave Barrett, general partner at Polaris Venture Partners, who has chosen to step off the Centra board to focus on his portfolio companies.