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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.
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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
walk off/away with
1. To win easily or unexpectedly.
2. To steal.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.