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/ ˈwɔkˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
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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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How to use walk-off in a sentence
Said pimp and Nick Cannon have a Zoolander style “walk-off” to prove who is sexiest.Kanye West, John Legend & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)|Victoria Kezra|August 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At this point, commentators are already beginning to talk about her imminent walk-off, lamenting the lost American gold.6 Classic Olympic Tearjerker Moments (Video)|Sara Gilford|July 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After a few ridiculous barbs, Zoolander flexes his ego, challenging Hansel to a “walk-off.”Billy Zane Opens Up About ‘Titanic,’ ‘Zoolander,’ and the Lost Decade|Marlow Stern|April 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was the first time the baseball season ended in a walk-off home run and the only time ever in the seventh game.Bing Crosby's Secret Baseball Tapes|Allen Barra|December 14, 2010|DAILY BEAST
His name was Walk-off, and his object was the annexation of fish for Muscovite consumption.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland|Daniel Turner Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for walk-off
(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
- to steal
- to win, esp easily
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