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- v. To recover from (a minor injury) by walking around.
- v. To measure a distance by walking, as by counting paces or extending a measuring tape or rope.
- v. To flee or abandon.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Forsythe wouldn't lock a Pax spy in his own office and then just walk off and leave him there for the night, would he?
I decided to check out Yale's art gallery to give myself a chance to walk off some of my hearty breakfast.
I wanted to walk off the set and just quit, but feeling I owed more to Adam and to David, just out of mutual respect for being comics and casual friends, I pulled David Spade aside to tell him how difficult things were for me.
Mr. Gainsborough, it appears, remarked to Lord Luxon that he was sick of portraits and wished instead to take up his viol de gamba and walk off into some sweet village where he could paint landscapes and enjoy the autumn of his life in quietness and ease.
Except for the latter factor, Brandy and Escrima would have been her first choices for the assignment, but neither could just walk off without being missed.
If the hang-up prematurely became a phone slam-down early in the conversation—before the “I love you”—we’d always let the aggrieved party cut in line and hop back on the phone after they had a chance to go outside and walk off their anger.
A man who let people walk off with his Alka-Seltzer?