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.

Definitions of walk
  1. verb
    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
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    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
    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
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    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  2. verb
    walk at a pace
    “The horses walked across the meadow”
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    pace
    go at a pace
  3. verb
    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
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    constitutionalize
    take a walk for one's health or to aid digestion, as after a meal
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    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  4. verb
    traverse or cover by walking
    Walk the tightrope”
    “Paul walked the streets of Damascus”
    “She walks 3 miles every day”
  5. verb
    accompany or escort
    “I'll walk you to your car”
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    trot
    cause to trot
    march
    force to march
    frogmarch
    march a person against his will by any method
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    accompany
    go or travel along with
  6. verb
    make walk
    “He walks the horse up the mountain”
    Walk the dog twice a day”
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    exhibit, march, parade
    walk ostentatiously
    march
    cause to march or go at a marching pace
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    compel, obligate, oblige
    force somebody to do something
  7. noun
    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
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    locomotion, travel
    self-propelled movement
  8. noun
    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
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    travel, traveling, travelling
    the act of going from one place to another
  9. noun
    a slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground
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    gait
    a horse's manner of moving
  10. noun
    manner of walking
    “he had a funny walk
    synonyms: manner of walking
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    bearing, carriage, posture
    characteristic way of bearing one's body
  11. noun
    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
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    path
    a way especially designed for a particular use
  12. verb
    obtain a base on balls
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    hit, rack up, score, tally
    gain points in a game
  13. verb
    give a base on balls to
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    play
    participate in games or sport
  14. noun
    (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    synonyms: base on balls, pass
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    accomplishment, achievement
    the action of accomplishing something
  15. verb
    live or behave in a specified manner
    walk in sadness”
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    behave, comport
    behave well or properly
  16. verb
    be or act in association with
    “We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters”
    Walk with God”
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    associate, consociate
    bring or come into association or action
  17. noun
    careers in general
    “it happens in all walks of life”
    synonyms: walk of life
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    calling, career, vocation
    the particular occupation for which you are trained
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