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walk-through

[ wawk-throo ]
/ ˈwɔkˌθru /
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noun

Theater, Television.
  1. a rehearsal in which physical action is combined with reading the lines of a play.
  2. a perfunctory performance of a script.
Television, Movies. a rehearsal without cameras.
a step-by-step demonstration of a procedure or process or a step-by-step explanation of it as a novice attempts it.
a pedestrian passageway or arcade through the ground floor of a building connecting one street or building with another.

adjective

designed to be walked through by an observer: The zoo has a walk-through aviary where the birds are all around you.
activated by a person passing through: a walk-through electronic scanner at the airport for detecting concealed weapons.

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Origin of walk-through

First recorded in 1935–40; noun, adj. use of verb phrase walk through
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British Dictionary definitions for walk-through

walk through
/ theatre /

verb

(tr) to act or recite (a part) in a perfunctory manner, as at a first rehearsal

noun walk-through

a rehearsal of a part
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with walk-through

walk through

1

Perform in a perfunctory fashion, as in She was just walking through her job, hoping to quit very soon. This idiom originally referred to practicing parts in a play at an early rehearsal. It was applied more broadly from the late 1800s. Also see go through the motions.

2

walk someone through. Instruct someone carefully, one step at a time, as in He was very helpful, walking me through all the steps in this complex computer program.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
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