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    Smile Walk it off

    Please, dear teachers and friends...

    Could you shed some light on this?

    What's the usage of 'walk off'?
    A native used it meaning someone should forget the pain and go on, something like that.

    A dictionary difines 'walk off with' (an idiom) as
    To win easily or unexpectedly. 4. To steal.

    What's the difference between 'walk it off' and 'walk off with'?

    Thanks

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    Re: Walk it off

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Please, dear teachers and friends...

    Could you shed some light on this?

    What's the usage of 'walk off'?
    A native used it meaning someone should forget the pain and go on, something like that. I haven't heard it used in that way.

    A dictionary difines 'walk off with' (an idiom) as
    To win easily or unexpectedly. 4. To steal

    What's the difference between 'walk it off' and 'walk off with'?

    Thanks
    "Walk it off" can be used in the instance of someone being slightly drunk. His friend says "Come on, we'll get a cup of coffee, and then go out into the fresh air and walk it off."

    You can also "walk off" your anger, by leaving the situation which has caused you to become angry, and concentrating on something else.

    Or, if you've been on a strict diet, but really ate too much at lunch, you could say, "I am going to get on my treadmill and walk it off", meaning the calories.

    I am not a teacher.

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