walk-through definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- an early rehearsal of a play in which the actors begin to carry out actions on stage
- any rehearsal, practice, or inspection in preparation for an event
- a step-by-step demonstration
- of or having to do with a walk-through
- designed to be walked through
walk-through definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A brief rehearsal, as of a play or role, performed usually in an early stage of production.
- A television rehearsal during which no cameras are used.
- A thorough demonstration or explanation that details each step of a process.
walk-through - Phrases/Idioms
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.