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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How to use walkover in a sentence
In 1966, Court was the beneficiary of a total walkover, when Nancy Richey couldn’t take the court in the Australian Open final because of a bad knee.Serena Williams doesn’t need another Grand Slam. She has nothing left to prove. | Sally Jenkins | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Don't you believe for one minute we're going to have a walkover.Fast Nine | Alan Douglas
The fumes of this drink went at once to my brain, where it had what might be termed a complete walkover.
"Perhaps he thought his chances too slim for a walkover," he said in non-committal fashion, as Burr's best friend.The Voice of the People | Ellen Glasgow
As to the fight itself, it was in many ways, no doubt, a walkover.The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885 | Charles Royle
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
informal an easy or unopposed victory
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
(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
See walk all over.
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