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walk it off

To attempt to alleviate an injury, typically a leg or foot injury, by walking until the pain dissipates. Typically used as an imperative, sometimes one intended to be humorous. I'm sure it's only a bruise. Just walk it off. There's only a little bit of blood. Walk it off! I tried walking it off, but I really think I broke something in my foot.
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walk off

1. To depart very quickly or suddenly, especially in a brusque, angry manner. He walked off in a huff when Jennifer implied that his father was a failure.
2. To alleviate or ameliorate the negative effects of injury or condition by walking around. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "walk" and "off." Feeling dazed from the collision, Jack stood up and tried walking it off. You can't just walk off a gunshot wound, Dan—we need to get you to a hospital right away!
3. To lose weight or burn calories through extensive and vigorous walking. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "walk" and "off." I've set a goal for myself to walk off at least 20 pounds by this summer. No thanks, I think I'll go on foot—I'd like to walk that meal off.
4. noun In baseball, a play that causes the home team to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning or extra innings, thereby ending the game. Often hyphenated in this usage. And there it is folks—a walk-off to end the game!
5. adjective Describing such a game-ending play. Often hyphenated in this usage. The Bruins secured a dramatic last-minute victory with a walk-off home run.
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walk off

to walk away; to leave on foot abruptly. She didn't even say good-bye. She just walked off. He walked off and never looked back.
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walk off

v.
1. To leave abruptly by walking: My friend got angry and walked off in the middle of our conversation.
2. To reduce or eliminate some pain or stiffness by walking: I pulled my leg muscle a little bit, but I walked it off. The athlete walked off the muscle cramp before the game.
3. To lose some amount of weight by walking: She walked off ten pounds. He walked five pounds off.
4. To shed the weight gained by consuming something: You'll have to walk off all that chocolate cake. If I eat this doughnut, I'll walk it off this afternoon.
5. walk off with To win some prize or award easily or unexpectedly: My student walked off with first prize.
6. walk off with To steal something: Someone walked off with my wallet.
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walk off

/away with
1. To win easily or unexpectedly.
2. To steal.
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"If the players feel the referee isn't dealing with it then I can understand why they walk off the pitch.
"As a player, if you see the officials aren't handling the situation, then you are well within your rights to walk off the pitch, in my opinion.
"As a player, if you see that the officials aren't handling the situation then you are well within your rights to walk off the pitch in my opinion.
He gave him the Mars Bar and that halted him slipping into a coma so when we got there we were able to help him to walk off."
Ferdinand believes his team-mates would have backed Eriksson if he had asked them to walk off.
So when (his brother would) saw him in half, (Johnny Eck would) stand on his hands and walk off stage.
Blatter had appeared to suggest that players could use racism as an excuse to walk off during a game if they were losing.
If clubs insisted these people did their jobs properly, no black player would feel the need to walk off a pitch again.
Several racist incidents have already tainted the competition after black Holland players received monkey chants during a training session in Krakow.rofessional Footballers' Association chairman Clarke Carlisle had earlier urged England stars to walk off the pitch if they are racially abused today in their opener against France.
The keeper confirmed he and his team-mates are aware they cannot walk off the field in protest unless the referee stops the game.
Hot-heat Balotelli last week threatened to walk off midgame if he is subjected to racial abuse in Poland or Ukraine.
"While one distracts the person with a newspaper or map over the screen, the other will press the buttons, wait for the notes to be dispensed, collect the money and walk off. In this case, the victim walked off thinking that there was a fault on the machine.
In it, Lyle expressed his regret over his decision to walk off the course.
To walk off the pitch and try to I influence the officials I and the outcome of the game remains a disgrace.
In a remarkable show of leadership, Blatter - the most powerful man in football - has declared that if England had chosen to walk off he would have offered them his full support.