walk in on

phrasal verb

walked in on; walking in on; walks in on
: to enter a room and interrupt (someone or something)
He walked in on me when I was getting dressed.
She walked in on the meeting.

Examples of walk in on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the first things Oakland police investigators did was to review surveillance footage from the tower, which confirmed Chavez-Montoya was seen walking in on Jan. 27, 2023, but never seen leaving. Jakob Rodgers, The Mercury News, 19 Apr. 2024 Listen up towards the end after Tanya’s mom returns home from vacation and walks in on the fashion show her daughter’s hosting. Eric Andersson, Peoplemag, 13 Apr. 2024 Paramedics have brought the vast majority of patients to the center — the others come via friends or family or walk in on their own. Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 The teaser imagined the producer walking in on Maitlis doing her makeup, and the anchor deeply sighed. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 But the scene that encapsulates his deft hand with the genre is one in which his character, Howard, walks in on Streisand's Judy in the bath, swiftly dropping his pants in shock, leaving him in nothing but his boxer shorts and his bow tie. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 8 Dec. 2023 In the scene, Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) walks in on Chandler laying in bed. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 When another guard walked in on them in the shower, the man said, the second guard left after the abuser said there was nothing happening. Steve Thompson, Washington Post, 2 Oct. 2023 When Moore walks in on him, Freundlich throws his hands in the air. Alice Newell-Hanson, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2023

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“Walk in on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walk%20in%20on. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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