take t h e walk


take t h e walk
   American
   to be judicially killed
   The walk to the electric chair:
    The little Frenchman would take the walk shortly before Halloween. (King, 1996)
   To take a walk means no more than to depart:
    In Pittsburgh I'd have told him to take a walk. (McBain, 1994)

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  • take something for a walk — take someone/​something for a walk phrase to walk with a person or animal Chris took the dog for a walk after work. Thesaurus: to walk, or to walk in a particular waysynonym Main entry: walk …   Useful english dictionary

  • take someone for a walk — take someone/​something for a walk phrase to walk with a person or animal Chris took the dog for a walk after work. Thesaurus: to walk, or to walk in a particular waysynonym Main entry: walk …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a trip (or walk) down memory lane — indulge in pleasant or sentimental memories. → memory …   English new terms dictionary

  • Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk — may refer to: * Let s Take an Old Fashioned Walk (Irving Berlin song) is a popular song written by Irving Berlin and published in 1949. * Let s Take an Old Fashioned Walk is a popular song recorded by Ada Jones and Billy Murray in 1907 …   Wikipedia

  • Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk (Irving Berlin song) — Let s Take an Old Fashioned Walk is a popular song written by Irving Berlin and published in 1949.The song was introduced by Eddie Albert and Allyn McLerie in the musical Miss Liberty. It has since become a pop standard, with many recorded… …   Wikipedia

  • Walk — Walk, v. t. 1. To pass through, over, or upon; to traverse; to perambulate; as, to walk the streets. [1913 Webster] As we walk our earthly round. Keble. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to walk; to lead, drive, or ride with a slow pace; as, to walk one …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take a trip down memory lane — take a trip (or walk) down memory lane deliberately recall pleasant or sentimental memories …   Useful english dictionary

  • walk — I n. journey by foot 1) to have (BE), take a walk 2) to take smb. for a walk (BE also has: to take smb. a long walk round the grounds) 3) to go for, go on a walk 4) a brisk; easy; leisurely; long; nature; short walk (to take a brisk walk) 5) a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • walk — 1 verb 1 MOVE ALONG (I) to move along putting one foot in front of the other: We must have walked ten miles today. (+ along/around/up etc): How long does it take to walk into town? | walk down the street | walk back/home: Marcus and I walked back …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • walk — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 trip on foot ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, little, short ▪ We took a brief walk around the old quarter. ▪ good, long, long distance (BrE …   Collocations dictionary


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