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walk away from

1

Survive an accident with little injury, as in They were lucky to walk away from that collision. [Second half of 1900s]

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2

Refuse to deal with or become involved, abandon, as in No parent finds it easy to walk away from a child in trouble. [Second half of 1900s]

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3

Outdo, outrun, or defeat with little difficulty, as in The Packers are walking away from the other teams in their division. [Slang] Also see walk over.

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Related Words for walk away from

quit, retire, withdraw, exit, leave