walk

"Put one foot in front of the other, and soon you'll be walking out the door...." That's right, putting your feet into motion is what you need to do to walk.

The words walk isn't just used to describe the action of taking one step in front of the other. In baseball, it's a term for when a batter receives four balls and is given the right to walk to first base. When a horse's gate is slow and it keeps two feel always on the ground, that's a walk. When you choose a particular path for yourself in life, you could call that a walk of life.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: walk

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vn
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
the act of traveling by foot
2
vn
obtain a base on balls
(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
3
vn
live or behave in a specified manner
careers in general
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: walk
1

v use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

Walk, don't run!”
“We walked instead of driving”
“She walks with a slight limp”
“The patient cannot walk yet”
Walk over to the cabinet”
Synonyms
take the air
take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure
Antonyms:
ride
be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
ride
ride over, along, or through
ride
sit on and control a vehicle
drive, ride
have certain properties when driven
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tramp down, trample, tread down
walk on and flatten
lollop
walk clumsily and with a bounce
tap
walk with a tapping sound
bumble, falter, stumble
walk unsteadily
spacewalk
move in space outside a space craft
foot, hoof, hoof it, leg it
walk
toe
walk so that the toes assume an indicated position or direction
shlep, traipse
walk or tramp about
perambulate, walk about, walk around
walk with no particular goal
ambulate
walk about; not be bedridden or incapable of walking
creep, mouse, pussyfoot, sneak
to go stealthily or furtively
wade
walk (through relatively shallow water)
cock, prance, ruffle, sashay, strut, swagger, tittup
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
sleepwalk, somnambulate
walk in one's sleep
slink
walk stealthily
gimp, hitch, hobble, limp
walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
scuffle, shamble, shuffle
walk by dragging one's feet
saunter, stroll
walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
amble, mosey
walk leisurely
prowl
move about in or as if in a predatory manner
skulk
move stealthily
coggle, dodder, paddle, toddle, totter, waddle
walk unsteadily
promenade
take a leisurely walk
march
walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride
stride
walk with long steps
hike
walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise
footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp, trudge
walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
tip, tippytoe, tiptoe
walk on one's toes
stalk
walk stiffly
flounce
walk emphatically
careen, keel, lurch, reel, stagger, swag
walk as if unable to control one's movements
flounder, stagger
walk with great difficulty
stamp, stomp, stump
walk heavily
lumber, pound
move heavily or clumsily
pace
walk with slow or fast paces
trample, tread
tread or stomp heavily or roughly
slouch
walk slovenly
mince
walk daintily
clomp, clump
walk clumsily
march, process
march in a procession
step
walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
puddle
wade or dabble in a puddle
drag, scuff
walk without lifting the feet
troop
move or march as if in a crowd
file
proceed in line
tramp
travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition
slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squelch, squish
walk through mud or mire
parade, promenade, troop
march in a procession
backpack, pack
hike with a backpack
goose step
march in a military fashion
treadle
tread over
countermarch
march back along the same way
debouch, march out
march out (as from a defile) into open ground
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v walk at a pace

“The horses walked across the meadow”
Type of:
pace
go at a pace

v take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure

“The lovers held hands while walking
“We like to walk every Sunday”
Synonyms:
take the air
Types:
constitutionalize
take a walk for one's health or to aid digestion, as after a meal
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v traverse or cover by walking

Walk the tightrope”
“Paul walked the streets of Damascus”
“She walks 3 miles every day”
Type of:
cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track, traverse
travel across or pass over

v accompany or escort

“I'll walk you to your car”
Types:
trot
cause to trot
march
force to march
frogmarch
march a person against his will by any method
Type of:
accompany
go or travel along with

v make walk

“He walks the horse up the mountain”
Walk the dog twice a day”
Types:
exhibit, march, parade
walk ostentatiously
march
cause to march or go at a marching pace
Type of:
compel, obligate, oblige
force somebody to do something

n the act of traveling by foot

walking is a healthy form of exercise”
Synonyms:
walking
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ambulation
walking about
noctambulation, noctambulism, sleepwalking, somnambulation, somnambulism
walking by a person who is asleep
gait
a person's manner of walking
march, marching
the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
plod, plodding
the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
prowl
the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
shamble, shambling, shuffle, shuffling
walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
wading
walking with your feet in shallow water
hitch, hobble, limp
the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
flounce
the act of walking with exaggerated jerky motions
lurch, stagger, stumble
an unsteady uneven gait
pacing
walking with slow regular strides
roll
walking with a swaying gait
saunter
a careless leisurely gait
skip
a gait in which steps and hops alternate
angry walk, stalk
a stiff or threatening gait
prance, strut, swagger
a proud stiff pompous gait
waddle
walking with short steps and the weight tilting from one foot to the other
countermarch
(military) a march in the reverse direction or back along the same route
goose step
a manner of marching with legs straight and swinging high
lockstep
a manner of marching in file in which each person's leg moves with and behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead
promenade
a march of all the guests at the opening of a formal dance
quick march
marching at quick time
routemarch
a long training march for troops
Type of:
locomotion, travel
self-propelled movement

n the act of walking somewhere

“he took a walk after lunch”
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amble, perambulation, promenade, saunter, stroll
a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
constitutional
a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
foot
travel by walking
hike, hiking, tramp
a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
last mile
the last walk of a condemned person to the execution place
moonwalk
an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of the moon
perambulation
a walk around a territory (a parish or manor or forest etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries
turn
taking a short walk out and back
walkabout
nomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine
walk-through
the act of walking in order to view something
meander, ramble
an aimless amble on a winding course
trudge
a long difficult walk
walkabout
a public stroll by a celebrity to meet people informally
Type of:
travel, traveling, travelling
the act of going from one place to another

n a slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground

Type of:
gait
a horse's manner of moving

n manner of walking

“he had a funny walk
Synonyms:
manner of walking
Type of:
bearing, carriage, posture
characteristic way of bearing one's body

n a path set aside for walking

“after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk
Synonyms:
paseo, walkway
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ambulatory
a covered walkway (as in a cloister)
boardwalk
a walkway made of wooden boards; usually at seaside
catwalk
narrow pathway high in the air (as above a stage or between parts of a building or along a bridge)
flagging
a walk of flagstones
mall, promenade
a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
pavement, sidewalk
walk consisting of a paved area for pedestrians; usually beside a street or roadway
skywalk
an elevated walkway between buildings (usually enclosed)
duckboard
a boardwalk laid across muddy ground
esplanade
a long stretch of open level ground (paved or grassy) for walking beside the seashore
Type of:
path
a way especially designed for a particular use
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v obtain a base on balls

Type of:
hit, rack up, score, tally
gain points in a game

v give a base on balls to

Type of:
play
participate in games or sport

n (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls

Synonyms:
base on balls, pass
Type of:
accomplishment, achievement
the action of accomplishing something
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v live or behave in a specified manner

walk in sadness”
Type of:
behave, comport
behave well or properly

v be or act in association with

“We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters”
Walk with God”
Type of:
associate, consociate
bring or come into association or action

n careers in general

“it happens in all walks of life”
Synonyms:
walk of life
Type of:
calling, career, vocation
the particular occupation for which you are trained
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