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walkover

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/ ˈwɔkˌoʊ vər /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for walkover

walkover
/ (ˈwɔːkˌəʊvə) /

noun
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

1

See walk all over.

2

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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