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Definition of "walk" []

  • To move over a surface by taking steps with the feet at a pace slower than a run: a baby learning to walk; a horse walking around a riding ring. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go or travel on foot: walked to the store. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go on foot for pleasure or exercise; stroll: walked along the beach looking for shells. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move in a manner suggestive of walking: saw a woodpecker walking up the tree trunk. (verb-intransitive)
  • To conduct oneself or behave in a particular manner; live: walks in majesty and pride. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "walk" in a sentence
  • "Of the slew of candidates and wannabee candidates running for the grand prize of President, how many really \ 'talk the talk\', let alone \ 'walk the walk\'?"
  • "I shall never forget that walk home -- _walk_ I call it, though, wherever running was possible, I _ran_."
  • "-- _Fill out the following forms, using the principal parts of the verb walk -- present +walk+; past +walked+; past participle +walked+: _ --"