- walk [wôk]vi.[ME walken < OE wealcan, to roll, journey, akin to Ger walken, Frank * walken, to full (cloth), stamp < IE * wolg- < base * wel-, to turn, roll > L volvere, to roll, Gr eilyein, to roll up, wrap]1. to go along or move about on foot at a moderate pace; specif.,a) to move by placing one foot firmly before lifting the other, as two-legged creatures do, or by placing two feet firmly before lifting either of the others, as four-legged creatures dob) to go about on foot for exercise or pleasure; hike2. to return after death and appear on earth as a ghost3. to advance or move in a manner suggestive of walking: said of inanimate objects4.a) to follow a certain course of life; conduct oneself in a certain way [let us walk in peace]b) to join with others in a cooperative action, a cause, etc.5. Obs. to be active or in motion, or to keep moving☆ 6. Slang to be acquitted or set free without punishment: usually connoting a belief in the accused person's guilt☆ 7. Slanga) to go on strikeb) to leave abruptly, often in anger or in a show of protest☆ 8. Baseball to be advanced to first base as a result of being pitched four balls that do not enter the STRIKE ZONE☆ 9. Basketball TRAVELvt.1. to go through, over, or along at a moderate pace on foot [to walk the deck, the streets, etc.]2. to traverse (a boundary, fence, etc.) on foot in order to survey, inspect, or repair3.a) to cause (a horse, dog, etc.) to move at a walk; lead, ride, or drive at a walkb) to train and exercise (a horse, dog, etc.) in this way4. to push (a bicycle, motorcycle, etc.) while walking alongside or behind5. to accompany (a person) on a walk or stroll [to walk a friend home]6.a) to force (a person) to move at a walk, as by grasping the shoulders and pushingb) to help (a disabled person) to walk7. to bring (a person or animal) to a specified state by walking [to walk someone to exhaustion]8. to move (a bulky or heavy object) by rocking along from one side or corner to another in a manner suggestive of walking☆ 9. Baseballa) to advance (a batter) to first base by pitching four balls that do not enter the STRIKE ZONEb) to force (a run) in by doing this when the bases are loadedn.1. the act of walking2. a period or course of walking for pleasure or exercise; stroll or hike3. a route traversed by walking4. a distance walked, often in terms of the time required [an hour's walk from home]5. the relatively slow pace of a person or animal that walks6. a manner of walking [to know someone by his walk]7. a particular station in life, sphere of activity, occupation, etc. [people from all walks of life]8. Now Rare mode of living9. a path, avenue, etc. specially prepared or set apart for walking; specif., SIDEWALK10. ROPEWALK11.a) a plantation of trees in rows with a space betweenb) the space between any two such rows12. a place or enclosure for grazing or exercising animals, as a sheepwalk13. Brit. the route covered in one's round of duty or work, as in delivering mail14. a race between walking contestants: in this sport, the heel of each foot must touch the ground before the toe☆ 15. Baseball the act or an instance of walking a batter or of being walked——————walk all over or walk over Informal1. to defeat overwhelmingly2. to treat in a domineering, unfeeling way——————walk away fromto outdistance easily; defeat handily——————walk away with1. to steal2. to win easily——————walk off1. to go away, esp. without warning2. to get rid of by walking [to walk off pounds]——————walk off with1. to steal2. to win (a contest) or gain (a prize), esp. easily——————walk out1. to leave abruptly or angrily☆ 2. to go on strike——————☆ walk out onInformal to desert; abandon——————walk through1. Theater to carry out a walk-through of2. to make or become familiar with (a process, job, etc.) as by a step-by-step demonstration——————walk with Godto lead a godly, morally upright life
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.