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/ ˈwɔkˌoʊ vər /
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Racing. a walking or trotting over the course by a contestant who is the only starter.
an unopposed or easy victory.
any task easily done.
Gymnastics. a vertical rotation of the body from a standing position, performed by leaning forward to a brief handstand and bringing the legs over and back down to the floor one at a time (front walkover ) or by arching backward to a similar handstand and returning the feet to the floor (back walkover ).
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Origin of walkover

First recorded in 1830–40; noun use of verb phrase walk over
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How to use walkover in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for walkover

/ (ˈwɔːkˌəʊvə) /

informal an easy or unopposed victory
horse racing
  1. the running or walking over the course by the only contestant entered in a race at the time of starting
  2. a race won in this way
verb walk over (intr, mainly preposition)
(also adverb) to win a race by a walkover
informal to beat (an opponent) conclusively or easily
informal to take advantage of (someone)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with walkover

walk over


See walk all over.


Defeat easily, as in We walked over them in that practice game but don't know how we'll do in the real thing. [Second half of 1900s]

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