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English definition of “walk away”

walk away

(DIFFICULT SITUATION) disapproving phrasal verb with walk     /wɔːk/ US  /wɑːk/ verb
to stop being involved in a situation because it is difficult to deal with or does not give you any advantages : You can't just walk away from a marriage at the first sign of a problem .Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of walk away (DIFFICULT SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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