Definition of walk-through in English:



  • 1A tour or demonstration of an area or task.

    ‘a floor-by-floor walk-through of the library’
    • ‘If you get stumped, the manual does give you a URL to a website with hints, and complete walk-throughs on the mysteries.’
    • ‘For a more detailed walk-through, including more screen captures and expanded examples, check out my web site in the Resources section.’
    • ‘Chapter four provides an excellent walk-through on setting up Samba to handle logon scripts, roaming profiles and system policies.’
    • ‘A plan walk-through introduces the crisis team to the emergency response plan.’
    • ‘Last week, when the media and the governor's staff assembled for an election-night-planning walk-through, the hotel's grand Crystal Ballroom was off-limits.’
    • ‘Blogger is featured prominently, and there are detailed walk-throughs of setting up your own weblog.’
    • ‘The new guide provides a theological walk-through of the rite's significance in a question-and-answer format.’
    • ‘Other than the installation walk-through, I have had no contact with Workstation Solutions' customer support, so I cannot tell you how good it really is.’
    • ‘Conduct a plan walk-through when a new program is initiated, like a challenge course, or as a new full-time staff member is hired.’
    • ‘You're probably running either an ATI or nVidia card, so turn the page and we'll give you a quick walk-through of each company's panels.’
    • ‘Without a walk-through the task seems daunting.’
    • ‘Here is the fingerprint we were attempting to match, and a brief walk-through on how we accomplished this goal.’
    • ‘They are able to provide post-flight analysis and mission reconstruction - the ability to debrief with a second-by-second walk-through of the mission immediately after each sortie.’
    • ‘Troop leaders conducted sand table exercises, followed by walk-throughs, with every vehicle commander participating and providing input.’
    • ‘So I hope to interview Ed later this month, and get the walk-through on IBM's Workspace strategy and client technology.’
    • ‘Go to Edit / Preferences in the drop-down menus and do a thorough walk-through along these lines.’
    • ‘‘The exhibit is a walk-through of the entire second film,’ Ivey explains.’
    1. 1.1A software model of a building or other object in which the user can simulate walking around.
      • ‘Luckily for you, there's a virtual knee surgery walk-through on the Internet.’
      • ‘This version of the game has the most comprehensive planning mode yet seen that includes the option to have a full 3D walk-through of an assault team's path before committing to the op.’
      • ‘The idea that a walk-through might present an experience equivalent to actually being inside a building is wishful thinking indeed.’
      • ‘Animated walk-throughs like Iona's offer several other advantages, says architect James Beaudin, whose Bridgeport-based firm, Fletcher Thompson, completed the walk-through for the college.’
      • ‘For one thing, walk-throughs are much more portable, and much less expensive, than architectural models.’
      • ‘The museum's design was unveiled, via drawings, models and a virtual walk-through, in a recent New York display at the Onassis Cultural Center.’
      • ‘The website, designed by Dublin company Mindswide, provides users with a virtual walk-through of an online Temple of Solomon.’
    2. 1.2A rough rehearsal of a play, film, or other performance, without an audience or cameras.
      • ‘It couldn't be that Keyshawn was slacking off in walk-throughs and workouts that left him ill-prepared to play when the ball was kicked, could it?’
      • ‘The entire play appeared to happen in slo-mo, as if a Saturday no-pads walk-through.’
      • ‘Before the change, the team conducted its walk-through in the morning, then practiced in the late afternoon.’
      • ‘After the auditions and a studio walk-through, it is time for filming.’
      • ‘Everything I read emphasizes drills concentrating on one skill at a time, but my co-coach favors walk-throughs of game situations and controlled scrimmages to teach the basics of playing the game.’
      • ‘First, there's no rehearsal, other than a walk-through of the action.’
      • ‘But Robbins let his team and the fans down by missing meetings and walk-throughs prior to the game, and he should go down as one of the all-time goats in Super Bowl history.’
      • ‘There are five players on the floor who might have been daydreaming during the walk-through.’
      • ‘At the core of the change was moving the team's walk-through to the morning.’
      • ‘That raises the intensity level to the point of making each practice truly productive instead of just a walk-through of the plays.’
      practice, practice session, try-out, trial performance, read-through, sing-through, walk-through, run-through, going-over, drill
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    3. 1.3Computing A product review of software carried out before release.
      • ‘There are two basic types of reviews: walk-throughs and formal inspections.’
      • ‘At 52,000 words, Everything Bad is Good for You is about the same length as a walk-through for a PC game (something Johnson points out with great delight), but it's far more entertaining.’
      • ‘Gates did announce the first Tablet PC SDK yesterday, and there's a walk-through of this available here, but the specific focus here for developers is on how you deal with pen and voice input.’
    4. 1.4(in computer gaming) a document giving advice on how to complete a game.
      ‘players may consider downloading a free walk-through of the game’
  • 2An undemanding task or role.

    • ‘Every single player in the poll wants a challenge, not a total walk through.’


  • [attributive] Designed to be walked through.

    ‘a walk-through gallery’
    ‘walk-through registration’
    • ‘This new scheme has a more thoughtful design and it is also a walk-through development that will be much easier to maintain and look after.’
    • ‘The guard had been working in the public waiting area of York Magistrate's Court yesterday afternoon when a man set off an alarm on a walk-through metal detector.’
    • ‘City loft is the predominant style, with plenty of industrial features, softened by luxury fittings such as immensely comfortable beds with wonderful Egyptian-cotton sheets and huge walk-through showers and oversize baths.’
    • ‘An investigation usually begins with a walk-through survey of the entire site and structure.’
    • ‘The ProGator has a wide stance, giving it excellent stability, and a walk-through operator platform makes getting on and off the machine easy.’
    • ‘For example, TSA has already replaced walk-through metal detectors at airports across the country.’
    • ‘The new, permanent Doctor Who exhibition will be 5,500 square feet in size and has been devised and created by Experience Design as an interactive, walk-through exhibition.’
    • ‘The attraction is a self guided 15 to 20 minute walk-through tour.’
    • ‘The Zoo also showcases one of the world's largest walk-through butterfly flight areas at the Fragile Forest exhibit.’
    • ‘Sailortown is a walk-through reconstruction of a nineteenth-century street in Wapping complete with shops, lodgings and a local pub.’
    • ‘The spacious room has a balcony overlooking the rear paddock, and a walk-through dressing room with shelving and rails on both sides.’
    • ‘Adrian Fisher is the master of building large walk-through mazes.’
    • ‘There was a small walk-through exhibit on the second floor that traced the process of making corn flakes, with real Corn Flakes going through the room.’
    • ‘In the harbour suburb of Boca (where Diego Maradona started his soccer career at Boca Juniors club), one old street has been reborn as a walk-through art galley.’
    • ‘Other highlights include a rattlesnake collection, an aviary, and a walk-through rain forest.’
    • ‘The handbrake has been moved to the dash, creating a sort of walk-through space for small kids and improving access.’
    • ‘An internationally acclaimed Preston sculptor has been commissioned to create a striking walk-through work of art for a residential development at Salford Quays.’
    • ‘Other security items in high demand are bullet-proof vests, 9mm handguns that use rubber bullets and walk-through metal detectors.’
    • ‘The apartment's kitchen was brightly lit, with an open, walk-through design.’
    • ‘Initially the plan was to build a walk-through aviary modelled on the one at the Singapore zoo.’



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