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walkover

[wawk-oh-ver] /ˈwɔkˌoʊ vər/
noun
1.
Racing. a walking or trotting over the course by a contestant who is the only starter.
2.
an unopposed or easy victory.
3.
any task easily done.
4.
Gymnastics. a vertical rotation of the body from a standing position, performed by leaning forward to a brief handstand and bringing the legs over and back down to the floor one at a time (front walkover) or by arching backward to a similar handstand and returning the feet to the floor (back walkover)
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; noun use of verb phrase walk over
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  • But the race was anything but a walkover for the reigning world champion and leader of the series.
  • But it didn't end the regular season, and the final opponent before the postseason is far from a walkover.
  • Common walkover structures are preferred for subdivisions to minimize damage to dunes by the proliferation of walkovers.
  • The principles of reconnaissance survey are applied to windshield and walkover survey.
  • Others have crossed that same portion of the lawn area to walkover to an adjoining lot where a stairway led directly to the water.
British Dictionary definitions for walkover

walkover

/ˈwɔːkˌəʊvə/
noun
1.
(informal) an easy or unopposed victory
2.
(horse racing)
  1. the running or walking over the course by the only contestant entered in a race at the time of starting
  2. a race won in this way
verb (intransitive, mainly preposition)
3.
(also adverb) to win a race by a walkover
4.
(informal) to beat (an opponent) conclusively or easily
5.
(informal) to take advantage of (someone)
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Slang definitions & phrases for walkover

walkaway

noun

An easy victory; cinch, pushover: It looked like a walkover for Clarence/ The odds were on the Redskins in a walkaway


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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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