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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English wealcan

Verb

Infinitive
to walk

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to walk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  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, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (law) To go free, particularly when actually guilty.
    If you can’t present a better case, that robber is going to walk.
  3. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (euphemism) Of an object, to be stolen.
    If you leave your wallet lying around, it’s going to walk.
  4. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (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.
    I walk the dog every morning
  7. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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 (cloth).
  10. (transitive) To beat (cloth) to give it the consistency of felt.

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Noun

Singular
walk

Plural
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walk ({{{1}}})
  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, wake, walk

Verb

walk

  1. to watch

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