Walked along the beach looking for shells.
Walks in majesty and pride.
I walked the streets aimlessly. Debugging this computer program involved walking the heap.
A baby learning to walk; a horse walking around a riding ring.
The specter of famine walks through the land.
An example of walk is a stroll to the grocery store.
The alleged killer walked.
Walk the financial district of a city.
They walked me to exhaustion.
Walk a horse uphill.
Walk the children home; walked me down the hall.
Walked the bounds of the property.
Walked the bureau into the hall.
One of the prettiest walks in the area.
- 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 do.
- To go about on foot for exercise or pleasure; hike.
Let us walk in peace.
To walk the deck, the streets, etc.
To walk a friend home.
To walk someone to exhaustion.
An hour's walk from home.
To know someone by his walk.
People from all walks of life.
If you leave your wallet lying around, it's going to walk.
I walk two miles to school every day. The museum's not far from here - you can walk it.
I walk the dog every morning. Will you walk me home?
I carefully walked the ladder along the wall.
If we don't offer him more money he'll walk.
I have heard, but not believed, the spirits of the dead / May walk again.
Do you think I'd walk in any plot?
I take a walk every morning.
It's a long walk from my house to the library.
The Ministry of Silly Walks is underfunded this year.
The pitcher now has two walks in this inning alone.
Walked to the store.
Saw a woodpecker walking up the tree trunk.
An example of walk is to stroll down the street.
- To outdo, outrun, or defeat with little difficulty:Walked away from the competition.
- To survive (an accident) with very little injury.
- To refuse to accept (an offer, for example).
- To decline to continue participation in (a job, relationship, or activity, for example), often abruptly or nonchalantly.
- To abandon (a property) on which one owes a mortgage, as when the principal of the mortgage exceeds the market value of the house.
- Something that is easy to do or accomplish.
- To win easily or unexpectedly.
- To steal.
- To feel elated.
- To desert or abandon.
- To guide (someone) deliberately through (a process), one step at a time:She walked me through the installation of new software.
- To be forced, as by pirates, to walk off a plank extended over the side of a ship so as to drown.
- To have skill, ability, or experience in a given activity or field.
- To do what one claims one will do; deliver on one's promises.
- to defeat overwhelmingly
- to treat in a domineering and unfeeling way
- to outdistance easily; defeat handily
- to remove oneself from involvement in or responsibility for; abandonwalk away from a fight, walk away from a foreclosed house.
- to steal
- to win easily
- to go away, esp. without warning
- to get rid of by walkingTo walk off pounds.
- to steal
- to win (a contest) or gain (a prize), esp. easily
- to leave abruptly or angrily
- to go on strike
- to desert; abandon
- to carry out a walk-through of
- to make or become familiar with (a process, job, etc.) as by a step-by-step demonstration
- to lead a godly, morally upright life
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of walk
- Middle English walken from Old English wealcan to roll wel-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English walken (“to move, roll, turn, revolve, toss"), from Old English wealcan (“to move round, revolve, roll, turn, toss"), Ä¡ewealcan (“to go, traverse"); and Middle English walkien (“to roll, stamp, walk, wallow"), from Old English wealcian (“to curl, roll up"); both from Proto-Germanic *walkanÄ…, *walkōnÄ… (“to twist, turn, roll about, full"), from Proto-Indo-European *walg-, *walk- (“to twist, turn, move"). Cognate with Scots walk (“to walk"), West Frisian swalkje (“to wander, roam"), Dutch walken (“to full, work hair or felt"), Dutch zwalken (“to wander about"), German walken (“to flex, full, mill, drum"), Danish valke (“to waulk, full"), Latin valgus (“bandy-legged, bow-legged"). More at vagrant.