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1 walk /ˈwɑːk/ verb
walks; walked; walking
1 walk
/ˈwɑːk/
verb
walks; walked; walking
Learner's definition of WALK
[no object] : to move with your legs at a speed that is slower than running
often used figuratively
see also sleepwalk
[+ object] : to go with (someone) to a place by walking : to walk with (someone)
[+ object] : to cause (an animal) to go for a walk with you : to take (an animal) for a walk
[+ object] : to cause (something) to move with you while walking
[+ object] : to move (something) in a way that is like walking
[+ object] : to pass over, through, or along (something) by walking
baseball
[no object] of a batter : to get to first base by not swinging at four pitches that are balls
[+ object] of a pitcher : to cause (a batter) to go to first base by throwing four pitches that are balls
[no object] : to be allowed to go free without being punished for a crime

walk away

[phrasal verb]
: to decide not to do or be involved in something
often + from
walk away with (something) informal : to win (something) especially in an easy way

walk before you (can) run

: to learn the basics before trying to do something more advanced

walk down the aisle

see aisle

walking on air

see 1air

walk in on

[phrasal verb]
walk in on (someone or something)
: to enter a room and interrupt (someone or something)

walk into

[phrasal verb]
walk into (something)
: to become involved in or fooled by (something) because you are not aware of what is really happening
chiefly British : to get (a job) very easily

walk it

informal
: to go to a place by walking
British : to do something successfully and easily

walk off

[phrasal verb]
: to leave somewhere suddenly especially as a way of showing disapproval
walk off (something) or walk (something) off : to get rid of (something) by walking
walk off with (something) informal
: to steal (something)
: to win (something) especially in an easy or impressive way

walk off the/your job

chiefly US, informal
: to stop working and go on strike

walk on eggshells

informal or US walk on eggs
: to be very careful about what you say or do

walk out

[phrasal verb]
: to leave somewhere suddenly especially as a way of showing disapproval
often + of
: to go on strike
informal
walk out on (someone) : to leave (someone) suddenly and unexpectedly : to abandon or desert (someone)
walk out on (something) : to leave before the completion of (something)

walk over

[phrasal verb]
walk (all) over (someone) informal
: to not consider the wishes or feelings of (someone) : to treat (someone) very badly

walk tall

: to walk or behave in a way that shows you feel proud and confident

walk the plank

: to be forced to walk along a board sticking out over the side of a ship and fall into the sea

walk the streets

: to be a prostitute who finds customers by walking around in the streets see also streetwalker

walk the walk

informal
: to do the things that you say you will do

walk through

[phrasal verb]
walk through (something) : to do (something) slowly or without much effort
walk (someone) through (something) : to help (someone) do (something) by going through its steps slowly see also walk-through
2 walk /ˈwɑːk/ noun
plural walks
2 walk
/ˈwɑːk/
noun
plural walks
Learner's definition of WALK
[count] : an act of walking : an act of going somewhere by walking usually singular
see also power walk, space walk
[count] : a place or path for walking
see picture at house; see also boardwalk, sidewalk
[count] baseball : base on balls
[count] : an organized event in which people walk to raise money for a particular cause or group often + for
[count] : a particular way of walking usually singular
[singular] : a slow speed

all walks of life

or every walk of life
used to refer to people who have many different jobs or positions in society usually used with from
sometimes used with of or in in U.S. English

cock of the walk

see 1cock

walk in the park

US, informal
: something that is pleasant or easy
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