walk


walk

verb (used without object)

  1. to advance or travel on foot at a moderate speed or pace; proceed by steps; move by advancing the feet alternately so that there is always one foot on the ground in bipedal locomotion and two or more feet on the ground in quadrupedal locomotion.
  2. to move about or travel on foot for exercise or pleasure: We can walk in the park after lunch.
  3. (of things) to move in a manner suggestive of walking, as through repeated vibrations or the effect of alternate expansion and contraction: He typed so hard that the lamp walked right off the desk.
  4. Baseball. to receive a base on balls.
  5. Slang.
    1. to go on strike; stage a walkout: The miners will walk unless they get a pay raise.
    2. to be acquitted or to be released or fined rather than sentenced to jail: If the prosecutor doesn’t present his case well, the murderer may walk.
  6. to go about on the earth, or appear to living persons, as a ghost: to believe that spirits walk at night.
  7. (of a tool, pointer, or pen of a recording device, etc.) to glide, slip, or move from a straight course, fixed position, or the like: A regular drill bit may walk on a plastic surface when you first try to make a hole. When the earthquake started, the pen on the seismograph walked all over the paper.
  8. to conduct oneself in a particular manner; pursue a particular course of life: to walk humbly with thy God.
  9. Basketball. (of a player in possession of the ball) to take more than two steps without dribbling or passing the ball.
  10. Obsolete. to be in motion or action.

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