Synonyms of walk in English:


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1‘the two men walked along the road deep in conversation’


stroll, saunter, amble, wend one's way, trudge, plod, hike, tramp, trek, march, stride, troop, patrol, step out, wander, ramble, tread, prowl, footslog, promenade, roam, traipse

stretch one's legs, go for a walk, take the air

advance, proceed, move, go, make one's way

informal mosey, pootle

British informal yomp

rare perambulate

2‘he walked the five miles into town’


go by foot, go on foot, travel on foot, foot it, be a pedestrian

informal go by Shanks's pony, go on Shanks's pony, hoof it

3‘she thanked him for walking her home’


accompany, escort, guide, show, see, convoy, conduct, usher, marshal, lead, take, attend, chaperone, steer, herd, shepherd


1‘country walks’


stroll, saunter, amble, promenade

ramble, hike, tramp, march

constitutional, turn, airing, excursion, outing, breather

2‘he admired her elegant walk’


gait, manner of walking, pace, step, stride, tread, carriage, bearing

3‘street lamps illuminated the riverside walk’


pathway, path, footpath, track, lane, alley, alleyway, walkway, promenade, footway, pavement, trail, trackway, ride, towpath

road, avenue, drive

4‘the first job is to sort the post into different walks’


route, beat, round, run, circuit


    walk all over someone

      1‘be a bit firmer with the kids or they'll walk all over you’


      take advantage of, impose on, exploit, make use of, use, abuse, misuse, manipulate, take liberties with, trifle with, play with

      walk over, take for a ride, put one over on, play for a sucker, run rings around

      2‘Kelburne looked as though they were going to walk all over the home team’


      trounce, beat hollow, defeat utterly, rout, annihilate, triumph over, win a resounding victory over, be victorious over, crush, overwhelm, best, get the better of, worst, bring someone to their knees

      thrash, lick, hammer, clobber, paste, pound, pulverize, crucify, demolish, destroy, drub, give someone a drubbing, cane, wipe the floor with, give someone a hiding, take to the cleaners, blow someone out of the water, make mincemeat of, murder, massacre, slaughter, flatten, turn inside out, tank


      stuff, marmalize

      North American

      blow out, cream, shellac, skunk, slam



    walk off/away with

      1‘someone's walked off with my car keys’


      steal, thieve, make off with, run off with, carry off, help oneself to, rob, pilfer, purloin, pocket, snatch, take, appropriate, abstract

      filch, swipe, nab, snaffle, blag, liberate, rip something off


      pinch, nick, half-inch, whip, knock off, trouser

      2‘he walked off with four awards’


      win easily, win hands down, achieve, attain, earn, gain, receive, obtain, acquire, secure, collect, pick up, come away with, net



    walk out

      1‘he had walked out in a temper’


      leave suddenly, make a sudden departure, get up and go, storm off, storm out, flounce out, push off, depart, leave, get out, absent oneself, take wing


      take off

      2‘teachers are ready to walk out in a protest over class sizes’


      go on strike, call a strike, strike, withdraw one's labour, stop work, take industrial action

      protest, mutiny, revolt

      British informal

      down tools

    walk out on

      ‘he walked out on his pregnant girlfriend’


      desert, abandon, leave, leave in the lurch, betray, run away from, throw over, jilt, run out on, rat on


      chuck, dump, ditch, leave someone holding the baby

      British informal

      give someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off



    walk of life

      ‘people from all walks of life’


      class, status, rank, caste, station, sphere, arena, area, domain, realm

      line of work, line, profession, career, vocation, calling, job, day job, occupation, employment, business, trade, craft, pursuit, work, province, field


    walk in the park

      ‘the second movement is consequently a little easier, though still no walk in the park’


      easy task, easy job, child's play, nothing, five-finger exercise, gift, walkover, sinecure

      doddle, breeze, piece of cake, picnic, money for old rope, money for jam, cinch, sitter, kids' stuff, cushy job, cushy number, doss, cakewalk, pushover

      North American

      duck soup, snap

      NZ Australian

      bludge, snack

      South African

      a piece of old tackie

      British vulgar slang

      a piece of piss