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noun [countable] walk pronunciation in British English /wɔːk/
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  1. 1
    a short journey that you make by walking
    It’s an easy walk from our house to the post office.
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    1. a.
      a distance, or the amount of time that it takes to walk somewhere
      My office is a five-minute walk from the bus station.
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    2. b.
      the way that someone walks
      I can recognize Joan by her walk.
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  2. 2
    a road or path that people walk on, especially through a pleasant area
    The walk to the beach took them through a small forest.
    1. a.
      a path across someones grass or garden that is often made of hard material for people to walk on
      He came up the walk, whistling and smelling the roses.
  3. 3
    an event in which people walk a particular distance and ask friends to give them money for how far they walk. The money is given to charity
    a sponsored walk (=in which people pay you an agreed amount for every mile)



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