verb (used without object)
- to go on strike; stage a walkout: The miners will walk unless they get a pay raise.
- to be acquitted or to be released or fined rather than sentenced to jail: If the prosecutor doesn't present his case well, the murderer may walk.
verb (used with object)
- the route of a street vendor, tradesman, or the like.
- the district or area in which such a route is located.
- a tract of forest land under the charge of one forester or keeper.
- to remove illegally; steal.
- to win or attain, as in a competition: to walk off with the first prize for flower arrangements.
- to surpass one's competitors; win easily: to walk off with the fight.
- to go on strike.
- to leave in protest: to walk out of a committee meeting.
- to release (a play) by combining a reading aloud of the lines with the designated physical movements.
- Informal. to perform (a role, play, etc.) in a perfunctory manner.
- to make little or no effort in performing one's role: He didn't like the script and walked through his part.
Idioms for walk
- to be forced by another to walk on tiptoe.
- to walk cautiously.
- to be discharged or dismissed.
- to discharge or dismiss (someone).
Origin of walk
OTHER WORDS FROM walkun·walked, adjective
Words nearby walk
British Dictionary definitions for take a walk
- to be a prostitute
- to wander round a town or city, esp when looking for work or having nowhere to stay
- an arrangement of trees or shrubs in widely separated rows
- the space between such rows
Derived forms of walkwalkable, adjective
Word Origin for walk
Medical definitions for take a walk
Idioms and Phrases with take a walk (1 of 2)
Leave abruptly, walk out. For example, If she's rude again I'm just going to take a walk, or The director would not put up with tantrums and ordered the young actress to take a walk. [Colloquial; late 1800s] Also see take a hike.
Idioms and Phrases with take a walk (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with walk
- walk all over
- walk a tightrope
- walk away from
- walk away with
- walking encyclopedia
- walking papers
- walk off with
- walk of life
- walk on air
- walk on eggs
- walk out
- walk over
- walk tall
- walk the floor
- walk the plank
- walk through
- cock of the walk
- hands down (in a walk)
- worship the ground someone walks on