[ wawk-oh-ver ]
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  1. Racing. a walking or trotting over the course by a contestant who is the only starter.

  2. an unopposed or easy victory.

  1. any task easily done.

  2. 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 ).

Origin of walkover

First recorded in 1830–40; noun use of verb phrase walk over

Words Nearby walkover

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How to use walkover in a sentence

  • You'll have no such walkover as Dewey had at Manila—I'll promise you that.

    Fighting in Cuban Waters | Edward Stratemeyer

British Dictionary definitions for walkover


/ (ˈwɔːkˌəʊvə) /

  1. informal an easy or unopposed victory

  2. horse racing

    • the running or walking over the course by the only contestant entered in a race at the time of starting

    • a race won in this way

verbwalk over (intr, mainly preposition)
  1. (also adverb) to win a race by a walkover

  2. informal to beat (an opponent) conclusively or easily

  1. informal to take advantage of (someone)

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Other Idioms and Phrases with walkover


See walk all over.

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