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/ ˈwɔkˌθru /
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- a rehearsal in which physical action is combined with reading the lines of a play.
- 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.
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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How to use walk-through in a sentence
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British Dictionary definitions for walk-through
/ theatre /
(tr) to act or recite (a part) in a perfunctory manner, as at a first rehearsal
a rehearsal of a part
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Other Idioms and Phrases with walk-through
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.
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.
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