walk

[[t]wɔk[/t]]
v. i.
1) to advance or travel on foot at a moderate speed or pace; proceed by advancing the feet alternately so that there is always one foot on the ground in bipedal locomotion and two or more feet on the ground in quadrupedal locomotion
2) to move about or travel on foot for exercise or pleasure:
to walk in the park[/ex]
3) (of things) to move in a manner suggestive of walking, as through repeated vibrations
4) spo (in baseball) to receive a walk
5) sts Slang.
a) to go on strike; stage a walkout
b) to be acquitted
6) (of spirits) to go about on the earth
7) to conduct one's life in a particular manner
8) spo (of a basketball player in possession of the ball) to take more than two steps without dribbling or passing the ball
9) Obs. to roam
10) to proceed through, over, etc., on foot:
walking London streets by night[/ex]
11) to lead, drive, or ride at a walk, as an animal:
to walk one's horse[/ex]
12) to force or help to walk, as a person
13) to conduct or accompany on a walk:
He walked us about the park[/ex]
14) to move (a box, trunk, or other object) by a rocking motion suggestive of walking
15) spo (of a baseball pitcher) to give a base on balls to (a batter)
16) to spend or pass (time) in walking (often fol. by away):
We walked the morning away[/ex]
17) to accomplish by walking:
to walk guard[/ex]
18) to examine, measure, etc., by traversing on foot:
to walk the boundaries of a property[/ex]
19) phv walk off or away with
a) to take away; steal
b) to win, as a prize or a competition, esp. with ease
20) phv walk out
a) to go on strike
b) to leave in protest
21) phv walk out on, to desert; forsake
22) phv sbz walk through
a) sbz to rehearse (a play or the like) by reading the lines aloud while doing the designated physical movements
b) sbz inf to perform in a perfunctory manner
c) to guide (someone) carefully, one step at a time
23) an act or instance of walking
24) a period of walking for exercise or pleasure
25) a distance walked or to be walked, often in terms of the time required:
a ten-minute walk from here[/ex]
26) the gait or pace of a person or an animal that walks
27) a characteristic manner of walking
28) spo (in baseball) the awarding of first base to a batter to whom four balls have been pitched
29) a sidewalk
30) a place or path prepared or set apart for walking
31) an enclosed yard, pen, or the like where domestic animals are fed and left to exercise
32) a branch of activity, line of work, or position in society:
in every walk of life[/ex]
33) (in the West Indies) a plantation of trees, esp. coffee trees
34) brit. Brit.
a) the route of a street vendor, tradesman, or the like
b) a tract of forest land under the charge of one forester or keeper
35) archaic behavior; conduct
36) Obs. a haunt or resort
Etymology: bef. 1000; (v.) ME; OE wealcan to roll, toss, gewealcan to go, c. MD, MLG walken to full (cloth), OHG gewalchen matted

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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