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  • To move over a surface by taking steps with the feet at a pace slower than a run: a baby learning to walk; a horse walking around a riding ring.
  • To go or travel on foot: walked to the store.
  • To go on foot for pleasure or exercise; stroll: walked along the beach looking for shells.
  • To move in a manner suggestive of walking: saw a woodpecker walking up the tree trunk.
  • To conduct oneself or behave in a particular manner; live: walks in majesty and pride.
  • To appear as a supernatural being: The specter of famine walks through the land.
  • Slang To go out on strike.
  • Slang To resign from one's job abruptly; quit.
  • Slang To be acquitted: The alleged killer walked.
  • Baseball To go to first base after the pitcher has thrown four pitches ruled as balls.
  • Basketball To move illegally while holding the ball; travel.
  • Obsolete To be in constant motion.
  • To go or pass over, on, or through by walking: walk the financial district of a city.
  • To bring to a specified condition by walking: They walked me to exhaustion.
  • To cause to walk or proceed at a walk: walk a horse uphill.
  • To accompany in walking; escort on foot: walk the children home; walked me down the hall.
  • To traverse on foot in order to survey or measure; pace off: walked the bounds of the property.
  • To move (a heavy or cumbersome object) in a manner suggestive of walking: walked the bureau into the hall.
  • Baseball To allow (a batter) to go to first base by throwing four pitches ruled as balls.
  • Baseball To cause (a run) to score by walking a batter. Often used with in.
  • The gait of a human or other biped in which the feet are lifted alternately with one part of a foot always on the ground.
  • The gait of a quadruped in which at least two feet are always touching the ground, especially the gait of a horse in which the feet touch the ground in the four-beat sequence of near hind foot, near forefoot, off hind foot, off forefoot.
  • The self-controlled extravehicular movement in space of an astronaut.
  • The act or an instance of walking, especially a stroll for pleasure or exercise.
  • The rate at which one walks; a walking pace.