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I UK [wɔːk] / US [wɔk] verb
Word forms "walk":
present tense I/you/we/they walk he/she/it walks present participle walking past tense walked past participle walked
1)
a) [intransitive] to move forwards by putting one foot in front of the other

Has your little boy learned to walk yet?

I like to walk around the lake at sunset.

walk to:

It takes me 25 minutes to walk to work.

walk towards:

Greg walked slowly towards her, smiling.

walk in/into:

Howard walked in with two men I'd never seen before.

walk along:

As we walked along she talked about her plans.

walk across:

I walked across the noisy playground to the main entrance.

walk around:

Jamie often walks around the block to clear his head.

walk down/up:

He walked slowly and unsteadily down the hall.

b) [transitive] to go a particular distance by putting one foot in front of the other

He had scarcely walked ten yards before he stopped.

She walked three miles each day.

walk it (= go somewhere by walking rather than in a vehicle):

If the car's not working, I'll just have to walk it.

2) [transitive] to go somewhere with someone on foot in order to be sure that they safely reach the place

When Valerie worked late, Carl always walked her home.

3) [transitive] to move a heavy object such as a piece of furniture by moving one side and then the other
4) [intransitive] informal to disappear, or to be stolen
5) [intransitive] informal to leave your job permanently
6) [transitive] informal to easily succeed at something

He walked his geography exam.

walk on eggshells/eggs — to be very careful how you behave around someone because you might easily make them angry or upset

We're all walking on eggshells around her since her dog died.

Phrasal verbs:
See:
tall, tightrope

II UK [wɔːk] / US [wɔk] noun [countable]
Word forms "walk":
singular walk plural walks
1) a short journey that you make by walking

It's an easy walk from our house to the post office.

a) a distance, or the amount of time that it takes to walk somewhere

My office is a five-minute walk from the bus station.

b) the way that someone walks

I can recognize Joan by her walk.

2)
a) a road or path that people walk on, especially through a pleasant area

The walk to the beach took them through a small forest.

b) a path across someone's grass or garden that is often made of hard material for people to walk on

He came up the walk, whistling and smelling the roses.

3) an event in which people walk a particular distance and ask friends to give them money for how far they walk. The money is given to charity

a sponsored walk (= in which people pay you an agreed amount for every mile)

go for/go on/take a walk — to walk for pleasure rather than for practical reasons

Let's go for a walk before it gets too hot.

Feel free to take a walk around the garden.

take someone/something for a walk — to walk with a person or animal

Chris took the dog for a walk after work.


English dictionary. 2014.

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