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walk

verb [I/T]  /wɔk/ us  
to move along by putting one foot in front of the other, or to move a distance in this way: [I] I walked home. [I] We just walked past a famous actress. [I] They walked all around Chinatown. [I] I walk to work every morning. [T] It’s not that far – you can walk it in half an hour. [T] We must have walked miles today. To walk someone to a particular place is to walk with the person until the place has been reached: [T] He offered to walk her home. To walk an animal, esp. a dog, is to bring it outside with you to walk.
walk all over someone phrasal verb
to be unkind to someone and treat that person without respect: You shouldn’t let him walk all over you like that.
walk away/off with something phrasal verb
to win something easily: The German soccer team is once again favored to walk away with the championship.
walk off with something phrasal verb
to take something without asking: Who walked off with my drink?
walk out phrasal verb
to leave an event before it is finished because you are not enjoying it or because you do not agree with it: It was such a bad movie that I felt like walking out in the first fifteen minutes. If workers walk out, they go on strike (= stop working at their jobs in order to express a complaint): Airline pilots are threatening to walk out next week.
walk out on someone/something phrasal verb
to suddenly end your relationship or involvement with someone or something: You can't afford to walk out on your job.
walk (someone) through something phrasal verb
to practice something, or to show someone how to do something from beginning to end: They can walk you through the process one more time, to give you some practice and confidence.

walk

noun [C]  /wɔk/ us  
an act of moving along by putting one foot in front of the other, or moving a distance in this, esp. for pleasure or exercise: He went for/took a walk around the block.
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