walk the streets


: to walk in a city
People don't feel safe walking the streets at night.
: to be a prostitute who finds customers by walking around in the streets
young runaways forced to walk the streets

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Recent Examples on the Web Now, finally, millions of Salvadorans can walk the streets and live in peace due to Bukele’s firm, effective safety measures. Randy Ertll, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 Once able to walk the streets of London in anonymity, Efe Obada no longer has that luxury. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 30 June 2023 Across a swath of North America, commuters slipped on Covid masks to walk the streets, schools canceled field trips and some closed, flights were canceled and officials urged millions of people to stay indoors as smoke blotted out the sun. Vjosa Isai, New York Times, 7 June 2023 In Watts, residents do something that would be all but unthinkable in the city’s wealthy enclaves: volunteer to walk the streets and pick up garbage. Andrew Dubbins, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2023 The ordeal has left him anxious, at times reluctant to simply walk the streets or drive. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al, 27 Dec. 2022 This strain has now all but disappeared from that culture, though dukes and duchesses, knights and dames still walk the streets. Joseph Epstein, WSJ, 15 Sep. 2022 Throughout the festivities, people from the Catholic church and the surrounding community walk the streets, savoring food from pop-up stands and playing carnival games. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 Maricopa Association of Governments, the organization that runs the annual count, sent out staff and volunteers to walk the streets, alleyways and underpasses and talk to people. Yana Kunichoff, The Arizona Republic, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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“Walk the streets.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walk%20the%20streets. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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