Walk-off meaning

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The definition of a walk-off is a baseball term for a hit or other action in the bottom of the final inning that results in the game winning run for the home team.

An example of walk-off is when the batter up hits a home run with all bases loaded at the bottom of the ninth inning.

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Relating to or being a hit or play that causes enough runs to be scored to end the game.

A walk-off home run; a walk-off walk.

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(baseball) Designating or of a base hit, esp. a home run, that scores the winning run for the home team in the last inning, thus ending the game.
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(baseball, of a hit) That drives in a run that ends a game.

Scott Podsednik hit the twelfth walk-off home run in World Series history on October 23rd, 2005.

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A prisoner who escapes custody without violence by taking advantage of the opportunity provided by negligence or distraction of guards.
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(baseball) Any event or action in the bottom of the last inning of a game that scores a run and thereby ends the game with a victory to the team at bat.
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To recover from (a minor injury) by walking around.

It doesn't feel too bad. Let me walk it off.

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To measure a distance by walking, as by counting paces or extending a measuring tape or rope.
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(intransitive) To flee or abandon.
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Origin of walk-off

  • Because the teams walk off the field after the end of the game

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition