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definition of the word walk

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Old English wealcan

to walk

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

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.
    I walk the dog every morning
  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 (cloth).
  10. (transitive) To beat (cloth) to give it the consistency of felt.

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