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1. To descend (something) on foot. One of the guys from the IT department said he'd walk down to the room where the servers are to see what the problem was. I've always hated walking down the stairs to my cellar at night. It's so spooky in there!
2. To accompany or escort someone to a lower level on foot. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "walk" and "down." Thank you for coming in to talk to us today. Sam will walk you down to the lobby. The basement is a bit of a mess at the moment, so let me walk you down there.
3. To travel along the course of something on foot. We couldn't help but feel nervous as we started walking down the path into the dark woods. I was just walking down the street, minding my own business, when someone suddenly hit me in the face with a pie.
4. To accompany, escort, or maneuver someone or something along the course of something on foot. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "walk" and "down." The police officers began walking the suspect down the sidewalk toward the station. I had to walk my bike down the street because it had two flat tires.
5. To travel to some specific location on foot. A: "Do you want to come over to my house tonight to watch a movie?" B: "Sure, I'll walk down after dinner." I walk down to the same news stand every morning to get a copy of the paper to bring with me on the train.
6. To accompany or escort someone to some specific location on foot. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "walk" and "down." My parents insisted on walking me down to the train station. I can walk you down to the bank to show you where it is.
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walk down something
to go down something on foot. She walked down the path and turned to the right. Todd was walking down the road when they caught up with him.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.