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walk

1. informal To resign or quit, especially very abruptly. I am so fed up with this project. I'm going to walk soon if things don't start to improve. The chief financial officer walked after being with the company for less than a month. There's something seriously wrong going on there.
2. informal To go on strike. The employees are threatening to walk if we don't increase their wages.
3. slang To be acquitted of a criminal charge. There was no doubt in anyone's mind that he was guilty, but he walked on a technicality. I thought I was headed for jail, but my lawyer promised I would walk.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

walk

1. n. something easy. (see also cakewalk, sleepwalk.) That game was a walk!
2. in. to walk out on someone; to quit a job. They had a big fight, and he walked.
3. in. to walk away from something unharmed. It couldn’t have been much of an accident. Both drivers walked.
4. in. to get out of prison; to get off from a criminal charge. (Underworld.) They thought they had Spike on a vice rap, but he walked.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Downtown, on the other hand, is accessible to shops and public transportations, a wonderfully walkable place in the neighbourhood.
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The centrepiece for the landscaping will be Lagoon Al Ghaf, a 70,000-sq-m swimmable Crystal Lagoon, complete with 400 m of beachfront and 1.5 km of walkable waterfront, enabling a wide range of water sports.
The other way is "walkable urban," which is much more dense, mixed use, and historically more mixed income.
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Here too, it is at a walkable distance from where I am now.
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Get them off the bus and out of the car - if it''s walkable, walk it.
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