Antonyms for walk


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : wawk
Phonetic Transcription : wɔk


Définition walk

Origin :
  • Old English wealcan "to toss, roll," and wealcian "to roll up, curl, muffle up," from Proto-Germanic *welk- (cf. Old Norse valka "to drag about," Danish valke "to full," Middle Dutch walken "to knead, press, full," Old High German walchan "to knead," German walken "to full"), perhaps ultimately from PIE root *wel- "to turn, bend, twist, roll" (see volvox).
  • Meaning shifted in early Middle English, perhaps from colloquial use of the Old English word. "Rarely is there so specific a word as NE walk, clearly distinguished from both go and run" [Buck]. Meaning "to go away" is recorded from mid-15c. Transitive meaning "to exercise a dog (or horse)" is from late 15c. The surname Walker probably preserves the cloth-fulling sense. Related: Walked; walking.
  • noun brief travel on foot
  • noun pathway
  • noun discipline
  • verb move along on foot
Example sentences :
  • To the disgust of the latter, Robert actually had the presumption to walk home with Hester.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • At Percival's suggestion of a walk, Miss Milbrey was delighted.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "I'll walk a bit with you," said his sister, donning her jacket and a cap.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "You'll be too proud to walk with your ould mother," said Mrs. Malone.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • I had hard work to get them along, and at last they would not walk.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • We can only crawl along, having to walk and lead the horses, or at least drag them.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Early this morning we continued on, Windich's horse scarcely able to walk.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • They may walk, to be sure, but it is exactly the inducement to walk that they require.
  • Extract from : « Sunday under Three Heads » by Charles Dickens
  • I think I'll walk down to Hanford's and have the matter adjusted.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • Mr. Gladstone was in good health, and in the afternoon went out for a walk.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook

Synonyms for walk

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