walk·​away ˈwȯ-kə-ˌwā How to pronounce walkaway (audio)
: an easily won contest

Examples of walkaway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Industry representatives have said there should be a distinction between walkaway deaths at those different types of facilities, but the Post investigation found that state investigators issue violations for failures in both types of settings after fatal wandering deaths. Douglas MacMillan, Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2024 The Post’s count of walkaway deaths included three at Brookdale facilities and one at a Sunrise facility. Christopher Rowland, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2024 Training all staff to recognize the signs of dementia and to interact appropriately with people suffering from memory loss could help prevent walkaways. Steven Rich, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2023 The first walkaway, in the summer of 1999, was with Ukrainian forward Dmitri Khristich, 30, who promptly signed with the Maple Leafs. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2023 Because walkaways would have created a political backlash, Merck says, the government chose a different route. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2023 Use the garden feature to shade an alfresco dining table, establish a cozy conversation nook or protect a walkaway. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 28 Mar. 2023 But the mention of a walkaway date does raise some questions about the situation. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2022 There are also concerns that a walkaway by McLaren could have further implications for the broader settlement. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 21 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of walkaway was in 1888

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“Walkaway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkaway. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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