walking


walking
walk|ing1 [ˈwo:kıŋ US ˈwo:k-] n [U]
1.) especially BrE the activity or sport of going for walks, especially in the countryside or mountains
→↑hiking, rambling ↑rambling
We went walking in the hills.
walking boots/shoes
walking holiday/tour etc
(=a holiday on which you walk a lot, especially in the countryside)
2.) the sport of walking long distances as fast as you can without actually running
walking 2
walking2 adj [only before noun]
1.) walking dictionary/encyclopedia
someone who knows a lot, and always has the information that you want - used humorously
2.) walking disaster (area)
someone who always drops things, has accidents, makes mistakes etc - used humorously
within walking distance atdistance1 (1)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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