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verb walk pronunciation in British English /wɔːk/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theywalk
he/she/itwalks
present participlewalking
past tensewalked
past participlewalked
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move forwards by putting one foot in front of the other

    Has your little boy learned to walk yet?

    I like to walk around the lake at sunset.

    walk to:

    It takes me 25 minutes to walk to work.

    walk towards:

    Greg walked slowly towards her, smiling.

    walk in/into:

    Howard walked in with two men I'd never seen before.

    walk along:

    As we walked along she talked about her plans.

    walk across:

    I walked across the noisy playground to the main entrance.

    walk around:

    Jamie often walks around the block to clear his head.

    walk down/up:

    He walked slowly and unsteadily down the hall.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of walk
    1. a.
      [transitive] to go a particular distance by putting one foot in front of the other

      He had scarcely walked ten yards before he stopped.

      She walked three miles each day.

      walk it (=go somewhere by walking rather than in a vehicle):

      If the car's not working, I'll just have to walk it.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of walk
  2. 2
    [transitive] to go somewhere with someone on foot in order to be sure that they safely reach the place

    When Valerie worked late, Carl always walked her home.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of walk
  3. 5
    [intransitive] informal to leave your job permanently

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