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walk·o·ver

 (wôk′ō′vər)
n.
1. Something that is easy and presents no difficulties, especially an easily won sports contest.
2. A horserace with only one horse entered, won by the mere formality of walking the length of the track.
3. A gymnastic feat in which the body is bent forward or backward from an upright position, the hands are placed on the floor, and the legs are arced one after the other over the hands to finish in a standing position.

walkover

(ˈwɔːkˌəʊvə)
n
1. informal an easy or unopposed victory
2. (Horse Racing) horse racing
a. the running or walking over the course by the only contestant entered in a race at the time of starting
b. a race won in this way
vb (intr, mainly preposition)
3. (Horse Racing) (also adverb) to win a race by a walkover
4. informal to beat (an opponent) conclusively or easily
5. informal to take advantage of (someone)

walk•o•ver

(ˈwɔkˌoʊ vər)

n.
1. a horse race having only one starter because the other entrants have been scratched or withdrawn.
2. an unopposed or easy victory.
3. a gymnastic feat performed by leaning forward to a brief handstand and bringing the legs over and back down to the floor one at a time or by arching backward to a similar handstand and returning the feet to the floor.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.walkover - backbends combined with handstandswalkover - backbends combined with handstands  
acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt - a stunt performed by an acrobat
2.walkover - any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"
doddle - an easy task
project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"

walkover

noun pushover, easy victory, breeze (U.S. & Canad. informal), cinch (slang), picnic (informal), landslide, child's play (informal) (slang), piece of cake (informal), doddle (Brit. slang), snap (informal), no-brainer (informal), cakewalk (informal), duck soup (U.S. slang), piece of piss (Brit. slang) The next general election is unlikely to be a walkover for the government.
labour, grind (informal), effort, trial, struggle, strain, ordeal

walkover

noun
1. An easy victory:
Informal: runaway.
Slang: romp.
2. An easily accomplished task:
Informal: breeze.
Slang: duck soup.
Translations
إنْتِصار سَهْل في مُباراه
let sejrwalk-over
könnyû gyõzelem
auîveldur sigur, burst
ľahké víťazstvo
kolay zafer/galibiyet

walkover

[ˈwɔːkˌəʊvəʳ] N
1. (Horse racing) → walkover m
2. (fig) → victoria f fácil, paseo m, pan m comido

walkover

[ˈwɔːkəʊvər] n (= easy victory) → victoire f facilewalk-up [ˈwɔːkʌp] n (US) (= building) → immeuble m sans ascenseur (= apartment) → appartement m dans un immeuble sans ascenseur
She lives in a tiny fifth floor walk-up in New York's East Village → Elle vit à l'East Village à New York, dans un minuscule appartement au cinquième sans ascenseur.

walkover

[ˈwɔːkˌəʊvəʳ] n (Sport) → vittoria facile
the exam was a walkover → l'esame è stato una vera passeggiata

walk

(woːk) verb
1. (of people or animals) to (cause to) move on foot at a pace slower than running, never having both or all the feet off the ground at once. He walked across the room and sat down; How long will it take to walk to the station?; She walks her dog in the park every morning.
2. to travel on foot for pleasure. We're going walking in the hills for our holidays.
3. to move on foot along. It's dangerous to walk the streets of New York alone after dark.
noun
1. (the distance covered during) an outing or journey on foot. She wants to go for / to take a walk; It's a long walk to the station.
2. a way or manner of walking. I recognised her walk.
3. a route for walking. There are many pleasant walks in this area.
ˈwalker noun
a person who goes walking for pleasure. We met a party of walkers as we were going home.
ˌwalkie-ˈtalkie noun
a portable two-way radio. The soldiers spoke to each other on the walkie-talkie.
ˈwalking-stick noun
a stick used (especially as an aid to balance) when walking. The old lady has been using a walking-stick since she hurt her leg.
ˈwalkover noun
an easy victory. It was a walkover! We won 8–nil.
ˈwalkway noun
a path etc for pedestrians only.
walk all over (someone)
to pay no respect to (a person's) rights, feelings etc. He'll walk all over you if you let him.
walk off with
1. to win easily. He walked off with all the prizes at the school sports.
2. to steal. The thieves have walked off with my best silver and china.
walk of life
a way of earning one's living; an occupation or profession. People from all walks of life went to the minister's funeral.
walk on air
to feel extremely happy etc. She's walking on air since he asked her to marry him.
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