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angry walk

  • noun a stiff or threatening gait
    stalk.
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by-walk

By"-walk` noun
Definitions
  1. secluded or private walk.
    He moves afterward in by-walks. Dryden.
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Cock of the walk

  • a chief or master; the hero of the hour; one who has overcrowed, or got the better of, rivals or competitors.
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devil's walking stick

  • noun small deciduous clump-forming tree or shrub of eastern United States
    Aralia spinosa; Hercules'-club; American angelica tree.
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disability of walking

  • noun a disability that interferes with or prevents walking
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fire walking

  • noun the ceremony of walking barefoot over hot stones or a bed of embers
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manner of walking

  • noun manner of walking
    walk.
    • he had a funny walk
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Night walk

  • a walk in the evening or night.
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Night walking

  • . (a) Walking in one's sleep; somnambulism; noctambulism. (b) Walking the streets at night with evil designs .
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plantation walking horse

  • noun a horse marked by stamina and trained to move at a fast running walk
    Plantation walking horse; Tennessee walker; Tennessee walking horse.
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power walking

  • noun a form of cardiopulmonary exercise consisting of rapid walking accompanied by vigorous swinging of the arms
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random walk

  • noun a stochastic process consisting of a sequence of changes each of whose characteristics (as magnitude or direction) is determined by chance
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Sheep walk

  • a pasture for sheep; a sheep run.
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space walk

  • noun any kind of physical activity outside a spacecraft by one of the crew
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street-walk

  • verb walk the streets in search of customers
    streetwalk.
    • The prostitute is street-walking every night
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tennessee walking horse

  • noun a horse marked by stamina and trained to move at a fast running walk
    Plantation walking horse; Tennessee walker; Tennessee walking horse.
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tightrope walking

  • noun walking on a tightrope or slack rope
    funambulism.
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To go (or walk) arm in arm

  • to go with the arm or hand of one linked in the arm of another. "When arm in armwe went along." Tennyson.
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To walk

  • in, to go in; to enter, as into a house.
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To walk after the flesh

  • (Script.), to indulge sensual appetites, and to live in sin. Rom. viii. 1.
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To walk after the Spirit

  • (Script.), to be guided by the counsels and influences of the Spirit, and by the word of God. Rom. viii. 1.
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To walk by faith

  • (Script.), to live in the firm belief of the gospel and its promises, and to rely on Christ for salvation. 2 Cor. v. 7.
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To walk in darkness

  • (Script.), to live in ignorance, error, and sin. 1 John i. 6.
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To walk in the flesh

  • (Script.), to live this natural life, which is subject to infirmities and calamities. 2 Cor. x. 3.
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To walk in the light

  • (Script.), to live in the practice of religion, and to enjoy its consolations. 1 John i. 7.
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To walk over

  • in racing, to go over a course at a walk; said of a horse when there is no other entry; hence, colloquially, to gain an easy victory in any contest. = to win in a walk.
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To walk the plank

  • to walk along a plank laid across the bulwark of a ship, until one overbalances it and falls into the sea; a method of disposing of captives practiced by pirates.
  • to walk off the plank into the water and be drowned; an expression derived from the practice of pirates who extended a plank from the side of a ship, and compelled those whom they would drown to walk off into the water; figuratively, to vacate an office by compulsion. Bartlett.
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To walk through the fire

  • (Script.), to be exercised with severe afflictions. Isa. xliii. 2.
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To walk with God

  • (Script.), to live in obedience to his commands, and have communion with him.
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walk about

  • verb walk with no particular goal
    walk about; perambulate.
    • we were walking around in the garden
    • after breakfast, she walked about in the park
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walk around

  • verb walk with no particular goal
    walk about; perambulate.
    • we were walking around in the garden
    • after breakfast, she walked about in the park
  • verb walk around something
    circumambulate.
  • verb behave in a certain manner or have certain properties
    • He walks around with his nose in the air
    • She walks around with this strange boyfriend
  • verb walk randomly
    • We were walking around in the neighborhood to see whether we could find an open drugstore
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walk away

  • verb go away from
    walk away.
    • The actor walked off before he got his cue
    • I got annoyed and just walked off
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walk in

  • verb enter by walking
    • She walks in at all hours, as if she lived here
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walk of life

  • noun careers in general
    walk.
    • it happens in all walks of life
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walk off

  • verb take without permission
    • he walked off with my wife!
    • The thief walked off with my gold watch
  • verb go away from
    walk away.
    • The actor walked off before he got his cue
    • I got annoyed and just walked off
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walk on air

  • verb feel extreme happiness or elation
    be on cloud nine; exult; jump for joy.
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walk out

  • verb stop work in order to press demands
    strike.
    • The auto workers are striking for higher wages
    • The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met
  • verb leave abruptly, often in protest or anger
    • The customer that was not served walked out
  • verb leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval
    • She walked out on her husband and children
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walk out of

  • verb leave, usually as an expression of disapproval
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walk over

  • verb beat easily
    • The local team walked over their old rivals for the championship
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walk through

  • verb perform in a perfunctory way, as for a first rehearsal
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walk-in

  • noun person who walks in without having an appointment
    • the emergency room was overrun with walk-ins
  • noun an operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum
  • noun an assured victory (especially in an election)
    waltz.
  • noun a small room large enough to admit entrance
  • adjective satellite (of e.g. closets or refrigerators) extending very far enough back to allow a person to enter
    • a deep walk-in refrigerator
    • walk-in closets
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walk-mill

Walk"-mill` noun
Etymology
Walk to Walking Leaf, or full + mill.
Definitions
  1. A fulling mill. Prov. Eng. Halliwell.
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walk-on

  • noun plays a small part in a dramatic production
  • adjective not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken lines
    nonspeaking.
    • had a nonspeaking role in the play
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walk-over

Walk"-o`ver noun
Definitions
  1. In racing, the going over a course by a horse which has no competitor for the prize; hence, colloquially, a one-sided contest; an uncontested, or an easy, victory. = a walk; a cake-walk.
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walk-through

  • noun a thorough explanation (usually accompanied by a demonstration) of each step in a procedure or process
    • she gave me a walk-through of my new duties
  • noun a pedestrian passageway through the ground floor of a building
  • noun a first perfunctory rehearsal of a theatrical production in which actors read their lines from the script and move as directed
  • noun the act of walking in order to view something
    • the realtor took her on a walk-through of the apartment
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walk-to

  • adjective satellite close enough to be walked to
    walking.
    • walking distance
    • the factory with the big parking lot...is more convenient than the walk-to factory
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walk-up

  • noun an apartment in a building without an elevator
    walk-up.
  • noun an apartment building without an elevator
  • adjective satellite a building with no elevator
    • a walk-up apartment
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walk-up apartment

  • noun an apartment in a building without an elevator
    walk-up.
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walking delegate

  • noun a union representative who visits workers at their jobs to see whether agreements are observed
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walking fern

  • noun ferns having lanceolate fronds that root at the tip
    Asplenium rhizophyllum; Camptosorus rhizophyllus; walking fern.
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walking horse

  • noun a horse marked by stamina and trained to move at a fast running walk
    Plantation walking horse; Tennessee walker; Tennessee walking horse.
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walking leaf

  • noun ferns having lanceolate fronds that root at the tip
    Asplenium rhizophyllum; Camptosorus rhizophyllus; walking fern.
  • noun tropical insect having a flattened leaflike body; common in southern Asia and the East Indies
    leaf insect.
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walking on air

  • noun a state of extreme happiness
    cloud nine; blissfulness; bliss; seventh heaven.
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walking papers

  • noun (informal) a notice of dismissal or discharge
    marching orders.
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walking shoe

  • noun a light comfortable shoe designed for vigorous walking
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walking stick

  • noun a stick carried in the hand for support in walking
  • noun any of various mostly tropical insects having long twiglike bodies
    stick insect; walkingstick.
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widow's walk

  • noun a lookout atop a coastal house
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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