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walk away

phrasal verb with walk uk   /wɔːk/  us   /wɑːk/ verb

walk away (DIFFICULT SITUATION)

disapproving 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.

walk away (ACCIDENT)

to ​escape an ​accident without being ​badlyhurt: She ​overturned the ​car, but ​walked away from it without a ​scratch.
(Definition of walk away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “walk away”
in Chinese (Simplified) 困境, (从困境中)脱身,一走了之…
in Chinese (Traditional) 困境, (從困境中)脫身,一走了之…
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