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walk away

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

(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.

(ACCIDENT)

to escape an accident without being badly hurt: She overturned the car, but walked away from it without a scratch.
Translations of “walk away”
in Chinese (Traditional) 困境, (從困境中)脫身,一走了之…
in Chinese (Simplified) 困境, (从困境中)脱身,一走了之…
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