Synonyms of walk
1 strideDictionary • They walked in silence for a while.
stride • He turned abruptly and strode off down the corridor.
wander • He wandered aimlessly around the garden.
stroll • We strolled back, put the kettle on and settled down.
trudge • We had to trudge up the track back to the station.
move • She waited for him to get up, but he didn't move.
step • the first man to step on the moon
march • A Scottish battalion was marching down the street.
pace • He paced the room nervously.
trek • trekking through the jungles
hike • You could hike through the Fish River Canyon.
tread • She trod casually, enjoying the sensation of bare feet on grass.
ramble • freedom to ramble across the moors
tramp • He spent a month tramping in the hills around Balmoral.
promenade • People came out to promenade along the front.
amble • We ambled along in front of the houses.
saunter • We watched our fellow students saunter into the building.
take a turn
traipse (informal) • He traipsed from one doctor to another.
make your way
2 travel on foot • When I was your age I walked five miles to school.
travel on foot
go on foot
hoof it (slang)
go by shanks's pony (informal)
3 escortDictionary • He offered to walk me home.
escort • I escorted him to the door.
take • She was taken to hospital.
see • He didn't offer to see her to her car.
show • Let me show you to my study.
guide • He took the bewildered man by the arm and guided him out.
conduct • He asked if he might conduct us to the ball.
accompany • Ken agreed to accompany me on a trip to Africa.
shepherd • She was shepherded by her guards up the rear ramp of the aircraft.
convoy • He ordered the combined fleet to convoy troops to Naples.
usher • They were quickly ushered away.
1 strollDictionary • He often took long walks in the hills.
stroll • After dinner, I took a stroll around the city.
hike • a hike around the cluster of hills
ramble • an hour's ramble through the woods
tramp • He had just come from a day-long tramp on some wild moor.
turn • I think I'll just go up and take a turn round the deck.
march • After a short march, the column entered the village.
constitutional • I met him as he was taking his daily constitutional.
trek • He is on a trek through the South Gobi desert.
trudge • We were reluctant to start the long trudge home.
promenade • Take a tranquil promenade along a stretch of picturesque coastline.
saunter • She began a slow saunter towards the bonfire.
traipse (informal) • It's rather a long traipse from here. Let's take a bus.
breath of air
2 routeDictionary • a two-mile coastal walk
route • the most direct route to the town centre
course • For nearly four hours we maintained our course northwards.
beat • I was a relatively new PC on the beat, stationed in Hendon.
path • A group of reporters blocked his path.
circuit • I get asked this question a lot when I'm on the lecture circuit.
3 gaitDictionary • Despite his gangling walk, George was a good dancer.
gait • His gait was peculiarly awkward.
manner of walking
step • He quickened his step.
bearing • She later wrote warmly of his bearing and behaviour.
pace • Their pace quickened as they approached their cars.
stride • He walked with long strides.
carriage • Her legs were long and fine, her hips slender, her carriage graceful.
tread • We could hear their heavy tread and an occasional coarse laugh.
4 pathDictionary • a covered walk consisting of a roof supported by columns
path • We followed the path along the clifftops.
footpath (Australian, New Zealand) • A car mounted the footpath and demolished the fence.
track • We set off once more, over a rough mountain track.
way • He came round the back way.
road • There was very little traffic on the roads.
lane • a quiet country lane
trail • He was following a broad trail through the trees.
avenue • It is set in landscaped grounds at the end of a tree-lined avenue.
pavement • He was hurrying along the pavement.
alley • He dragged her into an alley and tied her up.
aisle • the frozen food aisle
sidewalk mainly US) • She stepped off a New York sidewalk into the path of oncoming traffic.
walkway mainly US) • The hotel is linked to the terminal by a covered walkway.
promenade • a fine promenade running past the boathouses
berm (New Zealand)
IDIOMS:▷ walk all over someone
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ walk in on someone
▷ walk out
PROVERB:We must learn to walk before we can run
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accompanyIf you accompany someone, you go somewhere with them.
• Ken agreed to accompany me on a trip to Africa.
hold (someone's) hand,
hold (someone's) hand,
aisleAn aisle is a long narrow gap that people can walk along between rows of seats in a public building such as a church or between rows of shelves in a supermarket.
• the frozen food aisle
alleyAn alley is a narrow passage or street with buildings or walls on both sides.
• He dragged her into an alley and tied her up.
Thesaurus for walk from the Collins English Thesaurus
to move along or travel on foot at a moderate rate; advance in such a manner that at least one foot is always on the ground
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