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WALK may refer to:

  • WALK (AM), a radio station (1370 AM) licensed to East Patchogue, New York, United States
  • WALK-FM, a radio station (97.5 FM) licensed to Patchogue, New York, United States


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A horse walking.
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English

Most common English words: horses « wonder « smile « #707: walk » places » simple » fresh

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old English wealcan.

Verb

Infinitive
to walk

Third person singular
walks

Simple past
walked

Past participle
walked

Present participle
walking

to walk (third-person singular simple present walks, present participle walking, simple past and past participle walked)

  1. (intransitive) To move on the feet by alternately setting each foot (or pairs of feet, in the case of quadrupeds) forward, with at least one foot on the ground at all times. Compare run.
  2. (intransitive, colloquial) (law) To go free, particularly when actually guilty.
    If you can’t present a better case, that robber is going to walk.
  3. (intransitive, colloquial) (euphemism) Of an object, to be stolen.
    If you leave your wallet lying around, it’s going to walk.
  4. (intransitive, cricket) (of a batsman) To walk off the field, as if given out, after the fielding side appeals and before the umpire has ruled; done as a matter of sportsmanship when the batsman knows he is out.
  5. (transitive) To travel (a distance) by walking.
    I walk two miles to school every day.
    The museum’s not far from here – you can walk it.
  6. (transitive) To take for a walk or accompany on a walk.
    I walk the dog every morning
    Will you walk me home?
  7. (transitive, baseball) To allow a batter to reach base by pitching four balls.
  8. (transitive) To move something by shifting between two positions, as if it were walking.
    I carefully walked the ladder along the wall.
  9. (transitive) To full; to beat cloth to give it the consistency of felt.
  10. (transitive) To traverse by walking (or analogous gradual movement).
    I walked the streets aimlessly.
    Debugging this computer program involved walking the heap.
  11. (intransitive, colloquial) To leave, resign.
    If we don't offer him more money he'll walk.
  12. (transitive) To push (a vehicle) alongside oneself as one walks.
    • 1994, John Forester, Bicycle Transportation: A Handbook for Cycling Transportation Engineers, MIT Press, page 245:
      The county had a successful defense only because the judge kept telling the jury at every chance that the cyclist should have walked his bicycle like a pedestrian.

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Noun

Singular
walk

Plural
walks

walk (plural walks)

  1. A trip made by walking.
    I take a walk every morning
  2. A distance walked.
    It’s a long walk from my house to the library
  3. A manner of walking.
    The Ministry of Silly Walks is underfunded this year
  4. A path, sidewalk/pavement or other maintained place on which to walk. Compare trail.
  5. (baseball) An instance of walking a batter.
    The pitcher now has two walks in this inning alone

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Middle English

Etymology

Probably cognate with watch and wake

Verb

walk

  1. to watch

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See also

  • walk

Simple English

[[File:|thumb|right|Racewalking sample, Colombia.]] Walk or Walking is the way people or animals travel on their legs. If a person goes out walking, it is said that he or she 'went for a walk'. Walking, for a long time, is known as a healthy exercise.[1][2]

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