walk away from

a) To abandon or leave; to shun.

He decided to walk away from his job after expressing much dissatisfaction with his boss.

b) To escape (a mishap, accident, etc.) with minimal or no injury.

This falls visitors have included a motorcyclist who flipped his bike at 150 m.p.h. and walked away from the wreck muttering: "I thought I had stopped."


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  • walk away from — distance oneself from ; leave in peace; win easily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • walk away from — phrasal 1. to outrun or get the better of without difficulty 2. to survive (an accident) with little or no injury 3. to give up or leave behind willingly ; abandon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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