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walk someone through something
1. to lead or accompany someone through an opening, arch, doorway, etc. Mike walked Mary through the arch into a lovely garden. Todd walked Rita through the doorway, into the ballroom.
2. Fig. to lead someone through a complex problem or thought process. Mary walked Jane through the complex solution to the calculus problem. Do I have to walk you through this solution?
walk through something
Fig. to rehearse something in a casual way; to go through a play or other performed piece, showing where each person is to be located during each speech or musical number. Let's walk through this scene one more time.
walk (somebody) through something
to explain or study something completely The lawyer prepared himself for the trial by walking through his opening statement. Could you please walk us through the schedule for tomorrow?Related vocabulary: talk it through
1. Perform in a perfunctory fashion, as in She was just walking through her job, hoping to quit very soon. This idiom originally referred to practicing parts in a play at an early rehearsal. It was applied more broadly from the late 1800s. Also see go through the motions.
2. walk someone through. Instruct someone carefully, one step at a time, as in He was very helpful, walking me through all the steps in this complex computer program.
1. To perform something in a perfunctory fashion, as at a first rehearsal: We walked through the dance routine to make sure everyone understood the moves.
2. To guide someone through some process: My counselor walked me through the application procedures.
walk (someone) through
To guide (someone) deliberately through (a process), one step at a time: She walked me through the installation of new software.