step down

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To gradually reduce something, a little at a time, as an electronic step down transformer
To resign from office

Pressure has been mounting on Tony Blair to step down as Prime Minister.

give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary fo the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
resign; descend
If someone steps down or steps aside, they resign from an important job or position, often in order to let someone else take their place. Judge Ito said that if his wife was called as a witness, he would step down as trial judge Many would prefer to see him step aside in favour of a younger man. = stand down
reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"
That decreases in stages
That reduces a voltage
step-down transformer
a transformer that reduces voltage
Transforming or converting a current of high potential or pressure into one of low pressure; as, a step-down transformer
step down