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walk the walk exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".

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metaphoric expression for getting married
expression used when referring to someone's profession, background, social class or life experience
E.g: People from all walks of life will participate to the event
walk heavily, trudge
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1    intr   to move along or travel on foot at a moderate rate; advance in such a manner that at least one foot is always on the ground  
2    tr   to pass through, on, or over on foot, esp. habitually  
3    tr   to cause, assist, or force to move along at a moderate rate  
to walk a dog     
4    tr   to escort or conduct by walking  
to walk someone home     
5    intr   (of ghosts, spirits, etc.) to appear or move about in visible form  
6    (of inanimate objects) to move or cause to move in a manner that resembles walking  
7    intr   to follow a certain course or way of life  
to walk in misery     
8    tr   to bring into a certain condition by walking  
I walked my shoes to shreds     
9    tr   to measure, survey, or examine by walking  
10    intr     (Basketball)   to take more than two steps without passing or dribbling the ball  
11    to disappear or be stolen  
where's my pencil? It seems to have walked     
12    intr  
Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   (in a court of law) to be acquitted or given a noncustodial sentence  
13    walk it   to win easily  
14    walk the plank      See       plank       4  
15    walk on air   to be delighted or exhilarated  
16    walk tall  
Informal   to have self-respect or pride  
17    walk the streets  
a    to be a prostitute  
b    to wander round a town or city, esp. when looking for work or having nowhere to stay  
18    the act or an instance of walking  
19    the distance or extent walked  
20    a manner of walking; gait  
21    a place set aside for walking; promenade  
22    a chosen profession or sphere of activity (esp. in the phrase walk of life)  
23    a foot race in which competitors walk  
a    an arrangement of trees or shrubs in widely separated rows  
b    the space between such rows  
25    an enclosed ground for the exercise or feeding of domestic animals, esp. horses  
26      (Chiefly Brit)   the route covered in the course of work, as by a tradesman or postman  
27    a procession; march  
Orange walk     
28    Obsolete   the section of a forest controlled by a keeper,   (See also)        walk away       walk into       walk off       walk out       walkover       walk through  
     (Old English wealcan; related to Old High German walchan, Sanskrit valgati he moves)  
  walkable      adj  

cock of the walk  
Informal   a person who asserts himself in a strutting pompous way  
Lambeth walk  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   a line dance popular in the 1930s  
random walk  
1    a mathematical model used to describe physical processes, such as diffusion, in which a particle moves in straight-line steps of constant length but random direction  
2      (Statistics)   a route consisting of successive and connected steps in which each step is chosen by a random mechanism uninfluenced by any previous step  
random walk theory  
      n     (Stock Exchange)   the theory that the future movement of share prices does not reflect past movements and therefore will not follow a discernible pattern  
walk away  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to leave, esp. callously and disregarding someone else's distress  
2    walk away with   to achieve or win easily  
1    (of a cupboard) large enough to allow a person to enter and move about in  
2      (U.S.)   (of a building or apartment) located so as to admit of direct access from the street  
3    (of a flat or house) in a suitable condition for immediate occupation  
walk into  
      vb   intr, prep   to meet with unwittingly  
to walk into a trap     
walk off  
1    intr   to depart suddenly  
2    tr, adv   to get rid of by walking  
to walk off an attack of depression     
3    walk (a person) off his feet   to make (someone) walk so fast or far that he or she is exhausted  
4    walk off with  
a    to steal  
b    to win, esp. easily  
a    a small part in a play or theatrical entertainment, esp. one without any lines  
b    (as modifier)  
a walk-on part     
2    (of an aircraft or air service) having seats to be booked immediately before departure rather than in advance  
walk out  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to leave without explanation, esp. in anger  
2    to go on strike  
3    walk out on  
Informal   to abandon or desert  
4    walk out with     (Brit)  
obsolete or dialect   to court or be courted by  
5    a strike by workers  
6    the act of leaving a meeting, conference, etc., as a protest  
walk socks  
      pl n     (N.Z)   men's knee-length stockings  
walk through     (Theatre)  
1    tr   to act or recite (a part) in a perfunctory manner, as at a first rehearsal  
2    a rehearsal of a part  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)  
a    a block of flats having no lift  
b    (as modifier)  
a walk-up block     
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