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walk-off

[ wawk-awf, -of ]
/ ˈwɔkˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
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noun Informal.
a person who escapes easily, especially by walking away from a place of detention; a walkaway: The guards rounded up the walk-offs from the prison farm.
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Origin of walk-off

First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase walk off
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British Dictionary definitions for walk-off

walk off

verb
(intr) to depart suddenly
(tr, adverb) to get rid of by walkingto walk off an attack of depression
walk a person off his feet to make someone walk so fast or far that he or she is exhausted
walk off with
  1. to steal
  2. to win, esp easily
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