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walk away

v.
1. To leave by or as if by walking: When she saw me, she quickly walked away.
2. To emerge from a dangerous situation without serious injury or penalty: You were lucky to walk away from such a bad car accident. The students could have been expelled for such an offense, but somehow they walked away with only a warning.
3. To leave freely and without obligation: The two sides walked away from the deal when they failed to reach a compromise. With no evidence to hold them on, the officers let the suspects walk away.
4. walk away with To win some prize or award easily or unexpectedly: The film walked away with ten awards.
5. walk away with To steal something: The robbers walked away with $1 million in jewels.
See also: away, walk
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The strike, he added, shows why Scots should not walk away from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
YOU SAID: Just goes to show why people walk away when things like this happen.
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