walk over (someone)(redirected from walk over them)
1. To come over (to someone, something, or some place) on foot. The boss walked over and told us to get back to work. It's a nice, sunny day outside, so I think I'll walk over instead of driving.
2. To cross over (something) on foot. We'll have to walk over the bridge. Please don't walk over the grass.
3. To guide, escort, or accompany someone or something over (to someone, something, or some place) on foot. The teacher walked me over and made me apologize to Jeff for what I had said. The waiter began walking over the dessert table.
4. To guide, escort, or accompany someone or something across (something) on foot. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "walk" and "over." Please dismount your bicycle and walk it over the bridge. The officers walked the suspect over the field to the police van that was waiting for him.
walk over (someone)
1. To use someone to further one's own agenda or self-interests. You need to discipline your students so that they don't walk over you.
2. To defeat an opponent decisively and easily. They might be the number one seed in the tournament, but we're determined not to let them walk over us.
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walk over (to someone or something)
to move to someone or something on foot. I walked over to her and asked her what she thought. I just walked over.
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1. See walk all over.
2. Defeat easily, as in We walked over them in that practice game but don't know how we'll do in the real thing . [Second half of 1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To move over something by walking: We walked over the hot coals.
2. To treat someone badly or contemptuously: Teachers must be assertive or children will walk all over them.
3. To gain an easy or uncontested victory over: In the final football game of the year, Harvard walked over Yale 35 to 7.
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.