There are 2 main definitions of walk through in English:

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walk through 1

1Rehearse (a play or other piece), reading the lines aloud from a script and performing the actions of the characters.
Example sentences
  • In the line up I start by reminding the actors of how we approached the scene in rehearsal and then asking them just to walk through the action.
  • Expecting an actor to have the stamina to walk through a piece dozens of times while the set dressers worry about where to place a fire hydrant, and then provide a fresh, emotional performance just isn't reasonable.
1.1Act or perform in a perfunctory or lackluster manner.
Example sentences
  • But, along with the rest of the cast, the lead actor barely walks through his role and delivers his lines by rote.
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Pronunciation: /ˈwôk ˌTHro͞o/


1A tour or demonstration of an area or task: a floor-by-floor walk-through of the library
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  • A plan walk-through introduces the crisis team to the emergency response plan.
  • Go to Edit / Preferences in the drop-down menus and do a thorough walk-through along these lines.
  • Blogger is featured prominently, and there are detailed walk-throughs of setting up your own weblog.
1.1A software model of a building or other object in which the user can simulate walking around.
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  • The website, designed by Dublin company Mindswide, provides users with a virtual walk-through of an online Temple of Solomon.
  • The museum's design was unveiled, via drawings, models and a virtual walk-through, in a recent New York display at the Onassis Cultural Center.
  • The idea that a walk-through might present an experience equivalent to actually being inside a building is wishful thinking indeed.
1.2A rough rehearsal of a play, film, or other performance, without an audience or cameras.
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  • First, there's no rehearsal, other than a walk-through of the action.
  • After the auditions and a studio walk-through, it is time for filming.
  • Before the change, the team conducted its walk-through in the morning, then practiced in the late afternoon.
1.3 Computing A product review of software carried out before release.
Example sentences
  • There are two basic types of reviews: walk-throughs and formal inspections.
  • Gates did announce the first Tablet PC SDK yesterday, and there's a walk-through of this available here, but the specific focus here for developers is on how you deal with pen and voice input.
  • At 52,000 words, Everything Bad is Good for You is about the same length as a walk-through for a PC game (something Johnson points out with great delight), but it's far more entertaining.
1.4(In computer gaming) a document giving advice on how to complete a game: players may consider downloading a free walk-through of the game
2An undemanding task or role.
Example sentences
  • Every single player in the poll wants a challenge, not a total walk through.
2.1A perfunctory or lackluster performance.


Designed to be walked through: a walk-through gallery walk-through registration
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  • Initially the plan was to build a walk-through aviary modelled on the one at the Singapore zoo.
  • An investigation usually begins with a walk-through survey of the entire site and structure.
  • The apartment's kitchen was brightly lit, with an open, walk-through design.

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