walk down

transitive verb

Definition of walk down

  1. 1 :  to overcome the effect of (a poison) by walking

  2. 2 :  to wear down in walking :  walk longer or farther than I could walk down most of the boys — Mrs. Humphry Ward

  3. 3 West :  to capture (wild horses) by forcing to keep on the move until exhausted and then maneuvering into an enclosure

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