The word ‘walk‘ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to lift and place one foot in front of the other at a regular pace or to escort someone on foot.
- We spent 5 hours walking along the beach. (one foot in front of the other)
- The bouncers walked the intoxicated man to a waiting taxi. (escort)
phrasal verbs with walk
Phrasal verbs with ‘walk’ include:
- walk away (from)
meaning – leave
example – I walked away from the gang of violent youths in case they attacked me.
- walk away/off with
meaning – win or steal
example – The robbers walked off with £6,000,000 worth of jewellery.
- walk in on
meaning – accidentally interrupt other people
example – My biggest fear is walking in on my colleagues slagging me off.
- walk into
meaning – be fooled by something or bump your body into an object or easily get a job
example – I left £10 on my desk and Courtney took it. She walked right into my trap.
- walk off
meaning – exercise after overeating/injury etc. or leave
example – Kathy walked off when I mentioned my missing red shoes. I know she has them.
- walk on
meaning – continue walking or walk on a surface
example – Tara shouted my name, but I just walked on. I hate her.
- walk out
meaning – leave because you are angry/unhappy/bored etc.
example – Then guy next door has walked out and left his wife with their young triplets.
- walk through
meaning – explain in detail all the steps of a process
example – I’ve walked Tom through the lock up process again. He’ll be fine while I’m away.
- walk up to
meaning – approach someone/something
example – I slowly walked up to the baby goat but, it ran away.
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘walk’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
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