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walk off

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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywalk off
he/she/itwalks off
present participlewalking off
past tensewalked off
past participlewalked off
  1. 1
    [transitive] to get rid of a bad feeling or condition by going for a walk

    He went to the beach to try to walk off his hangover.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to leave somewhere, usually without telling people that you are going to leave

    Don't walk off yet, I haven't finished my story!

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