If we go on a bad date, we walk up and down the Avenue to let other girls know about it.
It's nothing for someone to walk up to me in the store or at a restaurant and ask for an autograph or speak to me.
It seemed reasonable to expect someone to walk up to them and say, ‘OK, this has happened to you, now this is what you do.’
You enter a decrepit building, walk up a flight of stairs, hop on an elevator, and behold!
One of these guys recommended that you walk up to a girl in a bar and say, ‘That dress looks awful on you.’
We took a walk up the glen whence the creek flows, and on to some hills which environ it.
But they could not walk up, it was so difficult and tiresome.
She merely answered, "I thought I might walk up the hill and see Rosie this afternoon," leaving the subject there.
And he also saw her walk up to the chimney-piece and push an electric bell.
When they reached land he made the boat fast and turned to walk up to the house with her.
Old English wealcan "to toss, roll," and wealcian "to roll up, curl, muffle up," from Proto-Germanic *welk- (cf. Old Norse valka "to drag about," Danish valke "to full," Middle Dutch walken "to knead, press, full," Old High German walchan "to knead," German walken "to full"), perhaps ultimately from PIE root *wel- "to turn, bend, twist, roll" (see volvox).
Meaning shifted in early Middle English, perhaps from colloquial use of the Old English word. "Rarely is there so specific a word as NE walk, clearly distinguished from both go and run" [Buck]. Meaning "to go away" is recorded from mid-15c. Transitive meaning "to exercise a dog (or horse)" is from late 15c. The surname Walker probably preserves the cloth-fulling sense. Related: Walked; walking.
late 14c., "act of walking" (see walk (v.)). The noun meaning "broad path in a garden" is from 1530s; walk of life is from 1752. Sports sense of "base on balls" is recorded from 1905. To win in a walk (1854) is from horse racing.
v. walked, walk·ing, walks
To move over a surface by taking steps with the feet at a pace slower than a run. n.
The gait of a human in which the feet are lifted alternately with one part of a foot always on the ground.
The characteristic way in which one walks.
Become aware before it's too late: The legislators had better wake up and smell the coffee/ Why Bond Bulls Need to Wake Up, Smell the Coffee/ Wake up and smell where the money's going (1990s+)
A rehearsal, in the theater, sports, etc; dry run (1959+)