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walk

 (wôk)
v. walked, walk·ing, walks
v.intr.
1. To move over a surface by taking steps with the feet at a pace slower than a run: a baby learning to walk; a horse walking around a riding ring.
2.
a. To go or travel on foot: walked to the store.
b. To go on foot for pleasure or exercise; stroll: walked along the beach looking for shells.
c. To move in a manner suggestive of walking: saw a woodpecker walking up the tree trunk.
3. To conduct oneself or behave in a particular manner; live: walks in majesty and pride.
4. To appear as a supernatural being: The specter of famine walks through the land.
5. Informal
a. To go out on strike.
b. To resign from one's job abruptly; quit.
c. To be acquitted: The alleged killer walked.
6.
a. Baseball To go to first base after the pitcher has thrown four pitches ruled as balls.
b. Basketball To move illegally while holding the ball; travel.
7. Obsolete To be in constant motion.
v.tr.
1. To go or pass over, on, or through by walking: walk the financial district of a city.
2. To bring to a specified condition by walking: They walked me to exhaustion.
3. To cause to walk or proceed at a walk: walk a horse uphill.
4. To accompany in walking; escort on foot: walk the children home; walked me down the hall.
5. To traverse on foot in order to survey or measure; pace off: walked the bounds of the property.
6. To move (a heavy or cumbersome object) in a manner suggestive of walking: walked the bureau into the hall.
7. Baseball
a. To allow (a batter) to go to first base by throwing four pitches ruled as balls.
b. To cause (a run) to score by walking a batter. Often used with in.
n.
1.
a. The gait of a human or other biped in which the feet are lifted alternately with one part of a foot always on the ground.
b. The gait of a quadruped in which at least two feet are always touching the ground, especially the gait of a horse in which the feet touch the ground in the four-beat sequence of near hind foot, near forefoot, off hind foot, off forefoot.
c. The self-controlled extravehicular movement in space of an astronaut.
2. The act or an instance of walking, especially a stroll for pleasure or exercise.
3.
a. The rate at which one walks; a walking pace.
b. The characteristic way in which one walks.
4. The distance covered or to be covered in walking.
5. A place, such as a sidewalk or promenade, on which one may walk.
6. A route or circuit particularly suitable for walking: one of the prettiest walks in the area.
7.
a. Baseball A base on balls.
b. Basketball The act or an instance of moving illegally with the ball; traveling.
8. Sports
a. A track event in which contestants compete in walking a specified distance.
b. Racewalking.
9. An enclosed area designated for the exercise or pasture of livestock.
10.
a. An arrangement of trees or shrubs planted in widely spaced rows.
b. The space between such rows.
Phrasal Verbs:
walk out
1. To go on strike.
2. To leave suddenly, often as a signal of disapproval.
walk over Informal
1. To treat badly or contemptuously.
2. To gain an easy or uncontested victory over.
walk through
To perform (a play, for example) in a perfunctory fashion, as at a first rehearsal.
Idioms:
walk away from
1. To outdo, outrun, or defeat with little difficulty: walked away from the competition.
2. To survive (an accident) with very little injury.
3. To refuse to accept (an offer, for example).
4. To decline to continue participation in (a job, relationship, or activity, for example), often abruptly or nonchalantly.
5. To abandon (a property) on which one owes a mortgage, as when the principal of the mortgage exceeds the market value of the house.
walk in the park
Something that is easy to do or accomplish.
walk off/away with
1. To win easily or unexpectedly.
2. To steal.
walk of shame
Slang The walk home from a place where one unexpectedly spent the night engaged in activity, especially casual sex, considered embarrassing or shameful.
walk on air
To feel elated.
walk out on
To desert or abandon.
walk (someone) through
To guide (someone) deliberately through (a process), one step at a time: She walked me through the installation of new software.
walk the plank
To be forced, as by pirates, to walk off a plank extended over the side of a ship so as to drown.
walk the walk
1. To have skill, ability, or experience in a given activity or field.
2. To do what one claims one will do; deliver on one's promises.

[Middle English walken, from Old English wealcan, to roll; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

walk′a·bil′i·ty n.
walk′a·ble adj.

walk off

vb
1. (intr) to depart suddenly
2. (tr, adverb) to get rid of by walking: to walk off an attack of depression.
3. (Physiology) walk a person off his or her feet to make someone walk so fast or far that he or she is exhausted
4. walk off with
a. to steal
b. to win, esp easily
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.walk off - take without permissionwalk off - take without permission; "he walked off with my wife!"; "The thief walked off with my gold watch"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
2.walk off - go away fromwalk off - go away from; "The actor walked off before he got his cue"; "I got annoyed and just walked off"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
Translations

w>walk off

vt sep poundsablaufen (inf); I’m going out to try and walk off this headache/hangoverich gehe jetzt an die Luft, um meine Kopfschmerzen/meinen Kater loszuwerden; we walked off our lunch with a stroll in the parknach dem Mittagessen haben wir einen Verdauungsspaziergang im Park gemacht
viweggehen; he walked off in the opposite directioner ging in die andere Richtung davon
References in classic literature ?
At the end of half an hour one man stated that his dog could start a sled with five hundred pounds and walk off with it; a second bragged six hundred for his dog; and a third, seven hundred.
And break it out, and walk off with it for a hundred yards," John Thornton said coolly.
He slept in a stable--generally on horseback--and so terrified a Newfoundland dog by his preternatural sagacity, that he has been known, by the mere superiority of his genius, to walk off unmolested with the dog's dinner, from before his face.
No, no; it was no stroke that would let a man stand on his legs, like a horse between the shafts, and then walk off as soon as you can say "Gee
I saw cripples whom I had seen around Camelot for years on crutches, arrive and pray before that picture, and put down their crutches and walk off without a limp.
I thought it all over, and I reckoned I would walk off with the gun and some lines, and take to the woods when I run away.
Luckily the man I had had most to do with was some minutes before he could speak, so I took advantage of his silence to walk off.
There's one kind of trade that we might carry on, though, easily enough," said Joe; "and that would be to go down there quietly, and walk off with the best of the goods, without troubling our heads about the merchants; we'd get rich that way
The kinchins, my dear,' said Fagin, 'is the young children that's sent on errands by their mothers, with sixpences and shillings; and the lay is just to take their money away--they've always got it ready in their hands,--then knock 'em into the kennel, and walk off very slow, as if there were nothing else the matter but a child fallen down and hurt itself.
But, his sensations in this regard halt as to their strict morality, as he halts in his gait; for, they suggest the delights of a coat of invisibility in which to walk off safely with the precious stones and watch-cases, but stop short of any compunction for the people who would lose the same.
six, from Norris Green, walked away with the PS1,000 cash prize at the final of the Liverpool Walk Off at the Hilton hotel in Liverpool.
JUST turn up and walk off Christmas - that's the message from Knowle & Dorridge Lions who are inviting everyone to pull on their boots for their 22nd anniversary festive walk on Sunday, December 28, from Baddesley Clinton NT House, make a donation to charity and walk off the Christmas pudding.