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walk through

1. verb To practice or rehearse something in a deliberate and/or relaxed manner. We'll just walk through the routine tonight so you all can get a sense of the camera blocking.
2. verb To instruct someone in a process by carefully demonstrating or having them perform each and every step. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "walk" and "through." Let me walk you through some of the tasks you'll be doing while I'm on vacation.
3. noun A practice or rehearsal that is conducted in a deliberate and/or relaxed manner. As a noun, the phrase is usually hyphenated. We'll just do a walk-through tonight so you all can get a sense of the camera blocking.
4. noun The act of instructing someone in a process by carefully demonstrating or having them perform each and every step. As a noun, the phrase is usually hyphenated. Let's do a walk-through of the tasks you'll be doing while I'm on vacation.
See also: through, walk

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?
See also: through, walk

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.
See also: through, walk

walk 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.
See also: through, walk

walk through

v.
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.
See also: through, walk

walk (someone) through

To guide (someone) deliberately through (a process), one step at a time: She walked me through the installation of new software.
See also: through, walk
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Putting a sign on her door explaining she is out doing walk-throughs is another way she creates the opportunity for discussion, as other teachers ask about what she saw.
Carolyn Downey, a longtime Arizona superintendent and now a retired professor and consultant in San Diego, is widely credited for both developing the administrative style and coining the term "classroom walk-through.
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Focused facility walk-throughs organize the ergonomics process and clarify further assessment needs.
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The Apollo celebration capped off more than 1-1/2 years of meetings and walk-throughs with the White-House, NASA and most of the US major science and space associations.
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Beginning with a section on concepts and principles, the bulk of the work focuses on specific tools and their uses, while a final section provides walk-throughs of simple mixing projects based on music genres.
The team will also be tackling shoplifters by completing store walk-throughs, working with shop managers and targeting known offenders.
High-profile walk-throughs of licensed premises take place on Friday and Saturday evenings, also using the drugs dog, and high-visibility patrols are laid on in alcohol-restricted areas.
There were already dozens of Palm handhelds in use as well, being used for classroom walk-throughs for maintaining student data.
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