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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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Sensing his mood, Helen walked beside him filled with respect.
George and Helen arose and walked away into the darkness.
There was no way of knowing what woman's thoughts went through her mind but, when the bottom of the hill was reached and she came up to the boy, she took his arm and walked beside him in dignified silence.
The four travelers walked with ease through the trees until they came to the farther edge of the wood.
He was not hungry; it would only make him hotter." In two minutes, however, he relented in his own favour; and muttering something about sprucebeer, walked off.
When we reflected that this was not a solitary phenomenon, never to happen again, but that it would happen forever and ever, an infinite number of evenings, and cheer and reassure the latest child that walked there, it was more glorious still.
We walked in so pure and bright a light, gilding the withered grass and leaves, so softly and serenely bright, I thought I had never bathed in such a golden flood, without a ripple or a murmur to it.
As he walked up to the town, he felt shy and afraid of being seen, and took the back streets--why, he didn't know, but he followed his instinct.
He walked quickly through the quadrangle and out into the close.
And so he got up, and walked to the chapel door, and unlocked it, fancying himself the only mourner in all the broad land, and feeding on his own selfish sorrow.
When breakfast was over she walked out by herself, and wandered about the village of Allenham, indulging the recollection of past enjoyment and crying over the present reverse for the chief of the morning.
He dismounted, and giving his horse to his servant, walked back with them to Barton, whither he was purposely coming to visit them.
He recalls the time when Rosa and he walked here or there, mere children, full of the dignity of being engaged.
He has walked to and fro, full half an hour by the Cathedral chimes, and it has closed in dark, before he becomes quite aware of a woman crouching on the ground near a wicket gate in a corner.
She threw out her arms as if swimming when she walked, beating the tall grass as one strikes out in the water.