Definition of walk verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    walk

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//wɔk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they walk
     
    he / she / it walks
     
    past simple walked
     
    -ing form walking
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to move or go somewhere by putting one foot in front of the other on the ground, but without running The baby is just learning to walk. “How did you get here?” “I walked.” + adv./prep. He walked slowly away from her. The door opened and Jo walked in. She missed the bus and had to walk home. The school is within easy walking distance of the train station. walk something Children here walk several miles to school.
  2. 2[transitive] walk somebody + adv./prep. to go somewhere with someone on foot, especially in order to make sure they get there safely He always walked her home.
  3. 3[transitive] walk something + adv./prep. to take an animal for a walk; to make an animal walk somewhere They walk their dogs every day. She walked the horse around the ring. Thesaurustakelead escort drive show walk guide usher directThese words all mean to go with someone from one place to another.take to go with someone from one place to another, for example in order to show them something or to show them the way to a place:I'll take you to the party tomorrow.lead to go with or go in front of someone in order to show them the way or to make them go in the right direction:Firefighters led the survivors to safety.escort to go with someone in order to protect or guard them or to show them the way:The president was escorted by twelve bodyguards.drive to take someone somewhere in a car, taxi, etc:My mother drove us to the airport.show to take someone to a particular place, in the right direction, or along the correct route:The attendant showed us to our seats.walk to go somewhere with someone on foot, especially in order to make sure that they get there safely; to take an animal, especially a dog, for a walk or make an animal walk somewhere:He always walked her home. Have you walked the dog yet today?guide to show someone the way to a place, often by going with them; to show someone a place that you know well:She guided us through the busy streets. We were guided around the museums.usher (somewhat formal) to politely take or show someone where you want them to be, especially within a building:She ushered her guests to their seats.direct (somewhat formal) to tell or show someone how to get somewhere or where to go:A young woman directed them to the station.Patterns to take/lead/escort/drive/show/walk/guide/usher/direct somebody to/out of/into something to take/lead/escort/drive/show/walk/guide/usher somebody around to take/lead/escort/drive/walk somebody home to take/lead/escort/guide/usher somebody to safety to lead/show the way
  4. 4[transitive] walk something to move a large or heavy object along the ground while walking with it He walked the bookcase to the other end of the room. We walked our bikes up the hill.
  5. 5 [intransitive, transitive] walk (somebody) (in baseball) to go to first base after four pitches are thrown outside the strike zone; to allow a batter to do this The pitcher walked the first batter in the fifth inning.
  6. 6[intransitive] (informal) to disappear; to be taken away Lock up any valuables. Things in this office tend to walk (= be stolen).
  7. 7[intransitive] (literary) (of a ghost) to appear
  8. Vocabulary Buildingways of walking creepHe could hear someone creeping around downstairs. limpOne player limped off the field with a twisted ankle. paceI found him in the corridor, nervously pacing up and down. padShe spent the morning padding around the house in her slippers. plodThey wearily plodded home through the rain. shuffleThe people waiting in line shuffled slowly forward. staggerThey staggered out of the bar, completely drunk. stompShe stomped out of the room, slamming the door behind her. strollFamilies were strolling around the park. tiptoeThey tiptoed upstairs so they wouldn’t wake up the baby. trudgeWe trudged up the hill.Idioms
    run before you can walk
     
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    to do things that are difficult, without learning the basic skills first
    walk a/the beat
     
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    (of police officers) to walk around the area that they are responsible for
    to be allowed to leave court, etc., without receiving any punishment
    walk it(informal)
     
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    to go somewhere on foot instead of in a vehicle It's not very far. We can easily walk it.
    walk somebody off their feet(informal)
     
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    to make someone walk so far or so fast that they are very tired I hope I haven't walked you off your feet.
    walk off the job
     
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    to stop working in order to go on strike
    walk the plank
     
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    (in the past) to walk along a board placed over the side of a ship and fall into the ocean, as a punishment
    walk the streets
     
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    to walk around the streets of a town or city Is it safe to walk the streets alone at night?
    to feel proud and confident
    walk the walk(informal)(approving)
     
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    to act in a way that shows people you are really good at what you do, and not just good at talking about it You can talk the talk but can you walk the walk?
    Phrasal Verbsˌwalk aˈway (from somebody/something)ˌwalk aˈway with somethingˌwalk ˈin on somebody/somethingˌwalk ˈinto something/somebodyˌwalk somethingˈoffˌwalk ˈoff with somethingˌwalk ˈout (on something)ˌwalk (all) ˈover somebodyˌwalk somebody ˈthrough somethingˌwalk ˈup (to somebody/something)
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