Definition of walk off with in US English:

walk off with

phrasal verb

informal
  • 1Steal.

    • ‘Back at the bar where tales were told and the amber liquid flowed none of the fisherman noticed that two males and a female calmly picked up the 3 black liner bags and walked off with the main fish catch!’
    • ‘I had no problems walking off with it from the ‘secure’ area of the station.’
    • ‘The fraudsters then calmly walked off with £40,000 from the pub's safe.’
    • ‘Then Fry walks off with Laurie's silver cutlery and returns with a bin liner full of plastic forks and knives which he dumps on the table.’
    • ‘I headed back in the store with Spense and we found out that the woman behind me had picked it up and walked off with it.’
    • ‘About a month after he arrives, he walks off with all her jewellery and one of her daughters.’
    • ‘Their success in picking the locks of the bank and walking off with the £22 million must have been an ease to them as they contemplated what presents to get for their offspring.’
    • ‘He walked off with £22.40, but staff at the off-licence took CCTV tapes to the police, who later arrested him.’
    • ‘In a situation like the Bahamas, huge multi-nationals with headquarters elsewhere are walking off with our monetary resources, while calling it a gain for us.’
    steal, thieve, make off with, run off with, carry off, help oneself to, rob, pilfer, purloin, pocket, snatch, take, appropriate, abstract
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  • 2Win.

    ‘the team walked off with a silver medal’
    • ‘With Kent pressing for second place they ignored five lights on the meter until they felt content with their day's work, Waugh walking off with 17 fours and a six off his 234 balls.’
    • ‘But Laura, 18, walked off with all 20 prizes after being randomly selected to take part in a quiz section of the programme.’
    • ‘Each syndicate member walks off with around £180,000 as their share of the £8.6 million jackpot.’
    • ‘The host team also walked off with the fourth-place finish after falling to the Kelowna Owls via a golden goal.’
    • ‘The winning team walked off with a cash award of Rs.5,000, a rolling trophy and Reva scholarships worth Rs.25,000 each.’
    • ‘Almost a year of dedication paid off for the Iphutheng Primary School team, which walked off with the Carnegie Cup at this year's Story Skirmish.’
    • ‘Vaughan had received 180 balls and stroked a dozen fours and when the innings was wrapped up Caddick walked off with five for 81.’
    • ‘While judo captivated Japanese fans at the Sydney Summer Olympics, where Japan's athletes walked off with most medals in the sport, it has been on the decline at home.’
    • ‘During the awards ceremony, Nedson Siame scooped the Best Male Soloist Award while Namakau Sikoti walked off with the Best Female Soloist title.’
    • ‘In the end, Phelps walked off with six golds and two bronzes, hardly a failure.’
    • ‘When these two sides last met at Murrayfield, Ulster walked off with the Celtic Cup and the visitors stole the honours again yesterday despite missing 12 men from their front-line squad through injury and rest.’
    • ‘It would be bad business to let Sanders walk off with $8 million for one slightly above-average season.’
    win easily, win hands down, achieve, attain, earn, gain, receive, obtain, acquire, secure, collect, pick up, come away with, net
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