Definition of walkover in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwôkˌōvər/


1An easy victory: they won in a 12-2 walkover
More example sentences
  • Every year there are professional teams getting knocked out of the Cup by amateur clubs and, while there are some walkover games, there are others that are very close.
  • ‘It really isn't going to be a walkover to enforce this law,’ she says.
  • In defeats, small or big, much is learned but walkovers are soul-destroying.
easy victory, rout, landslide
informal piece of cake, pushover, cinch, breeze, picnic, laugher, whitewash
informal duck soup
1.1A win by forfeit.
Example sentences
  • He got a first round walkover yesterday when controversial Aussie Quinten Hann failed to turn up for the event.
  • Puerto Rico went 1 up in the third bout when Olympian Joseph Serrano, won via walkover.
  • It started in a dull fashion, though, when Miranda Ranieri was forced to withdraw from the event for personal reasons, giving the top seed Melissa Martin a walkover.
2A somersault in which a gymnast performs a handstand and then slowly moves the feet backward and down to the floor, or first arches back into a handstand and then slowly moves the feet forward and down to the floor.
Example sentences
  • As a specialty dancer for Ziegfeld she performed backward walkovers leading the elephants on to the stage.
  • This doesn't mean you have to stretch until you can perform a split or do a backward walkover.
  • Being a gymnast was beginning to hurt too much; there were too many moves I was told that I should no longer attempt, from handsprings to backward walkovers; and I was, for the first time, feeling fear.

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Syllabification: walk·o·ver

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