[ wawk-awf, -of ]


, Informal.
  1. 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.

walk off


  1. intr to depart suddenly
  2. tr, adverb to get rid of by walking

    to walk off an attack of depression

  3. walk a person off his feet
    to make someone walk so fast or far that he or she is exhausted
  4. walk off with
    1. to steal
    2. to win, esp easily

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Word History and Origins

Origin of walk-off1

First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase walk off

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Example Sentences

Said pimp and Nick Cannon have a Zoolander style “walk-off” to prove who is sexiest.

At this point, commentators are already beginning to talk about her imminent walk-off, lamenting the lost American gold.

After a few ridiculous barbs, Zoolander flexes his ego, challenging Hansel to a “walk-off.”

It was the first time the baseball season ended in a walk-off home run and the only time ever in the seventh game.

His name was Walk-off, and his object was the annexation of fish for Muscovite consumption.





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