Definition of walkover in English:



  • An easy victory.

    ‘they won in a 12–2 walkover’
    • ‘Such internal turmoil might have resulted in the past from a damaging military defeat, but has never followed such a walkover victory.’
    • ‘Although I'm confident Ali would have defeated Louis, it would have been a close fight and not a walkover as some have suggested.’
    • ‘Small, splintered and cash-strapped opposition parties struggled against shifting electoral boundaries and costly election fees as the PAP enjoyed another walkover win last year.’
    • ‘So why is everyone assuming it will be another walkover for Labour on May 5?’
    • ‘‘It really isn't going to be a walkover to enforce this law,’ she says.’
    • ‘But the tour will be no walkover as the Australians will be seeking to retrieve some prestige.’
    • ‘After his walkover first-round victory, Vaks went on to lose in the third round of the competition.’
    • ‘Every year there are professional teams getting knocked out of the Cup by amateur clubs and, while there are some walkover games, there are others that are very close.’
    • ‘We are giving the fans a genuine fight, and it is not going to be a walkover.’
    • ‘Another election walkover - the punters are in the palms of our hands.’
    • ‘Fast, intelligent and a great tackler, he will be no walkover, even for players as good as Olivier Magne, Budge Pountney and Neil Back.’
    • ‘The Exeter game was a bit of a walkover for them in the end but I don't think that will happen again.’
    • ‘What was expected to be a walkover almost turned into a nightmare for Denmark in their World Cup qualifying group three bout against Malta last night.’
    • ‘In defeats, small or big, much is learned but walkovers are soul-destroying.’
    • ‘While decisive, the women's victory wasn't exactly a walkover.’
    • ‘His victory over Handley wasn't exactly a walkover; Handley's parents own a squash club in Oxfordshire so he knows his way around a squash court and moves with grace and economy.’
    • ‘Ferris concludes that ‘the Battle of Britain was a walkover, one of the most one-sided victories in military history’.’
    • ‘The Italians weren't walkovers, repelling a number of New Zealand's opportunities in the first 10 minutes and eventually crossing for a try 11 minutes after half-time.’
    • ‘With Castellana enjoying his best year as a driver, Smith knew his first-round race would be no walkover.’
    • ‘True, they realized that it wouldn't be a walkover.’
    easy victory, runaway victory, rout, landslide, triumph, game, set, and match, gift
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