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walkingwalk‧ing1 /ˈwɔːkɪŋ $ ˈwɒːk-/ noun [uncountable]  1 especially British EnglishDLO the activity or sport of going for walks, especially in the countryside or mountainshiking, rambling We went walking in the hills.walking boots/shoeswalking holiday/tour etc (=a holiday on which you walk a lot, especially in the countryside)2 DSthe sport of walking long distances as fast as you can without actually running
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walkingGentle exercise such as walking is as valid when you are old as it is when you are young.People don't know how hard walking is when you really think about it.Streamlined for swimming, much of the energy used in walking is squandered on side-to-side motion.He missed wandering about the corridors but the thought of walking made his feet throb and ache even more.They consisted of a single twisted path, built for ritual walking, running and processions.walking holiday/tour etcHe wants to make it a walking tour.An instance had arisen on a walking tour Jack and Warnie took in Derbyshire in 1936.On Sunday, free walking tours explore El Presidio and surrounding downtown neighborhoods.In the autumn a seven night walking holiday in Gozo with no stop in Valletta costs £450.This was a major provider of not only walking holidays but also package holidays and holiday camps.Walking history: Several companies operate walking tours in the Old Town.Colleagues wept as they told how she planned to meet up with a friend for a two-week walking holiday.Adventures on a Shoestring has been offering a variety of 90-minute weekend walking tours of New York City for 34 years.
walkingwalking2 adjective [only before noun]  1 walking dictionary/encyclopedia2 walking disaster (area) within walking distance at distance1(1)
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walkingHe had woken from his walking death a while before, in the middle of a quote from Coriolanus.She was often a kind of walking heap of assorted woollies.Remember to wear walking shoes, and to stay on the marked footpaths as accidents have occurred.