walk·​over | \ ˈwȯk-ˌō-vər How to pronounce walkover (audio) \

Definition of walkover

1 : a one-sided contest : an easy or uncontested victory
2 : a horse race with only one starter

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Williams took 59 minutes to defeat Sharapova for the 19th time in a row, a streak that excludes a walkover in Sharapova’s favor in the fourth round of the 2018 French Open. Los Angeles Times, "The Sports Report: Serena Williams cruises past Maria Sharapova at U.S. Open," 27 Aug. 2019 Laguna Beach resident Daniel Day received a walkover in qualifying, so Wednesday’s round of 64 match was his first action of the tournament. Andrew Turner, latimes.com, "Laguna Beach resident Daniel Day opens with straight-sets win in USTA SoCal Junior Sectionals," 19 June 2019 Tian and Bo advanced to the final on a walkover after Marlborough’s Rishi Baronia and Avi Shah withdrew. Peter Santo, BostonGlobe.com, "Wellesley’s Harry Collomb wins MIAA boys’ tennis title," 15 June 2019 Then all of a sudden—Jo takes the floor herself to do a back walkover. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Joanna Gaines Has Been Hiding Her Gymnastics Skills from Us This Whole Time," 8 Mar. 2019 He's been in power for half of his 66 years and extended his rule last month after his party's walkover election win. Matthew Pennington, Fox News, "Malaysia, Cambodia offer 2 Asian narratives of change at UN," 27 Sep. 2018 Two-time champion Sharapova was gifted a walkover when Williams pulled out injured ahead of their last-16 tie, but the Russian's Paris progress came to a crashing halt with a 6-2 6-1 defeat by Spain's 2016 winner Muguruza. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Maria Sharapova hits brick wall in shape of Garbine Muguruza," 6 June 2018 Hatteras Island is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore , where the National Park Service places rip current warning signs at parking and beach walkover areas. Washington Post, "Danger of rip currents evident already off Carolinas’ coasts," 24 June 2018 Muguruza, who also received a virtual walkover in her previous encounter as Lesia Tsurenko retired hurt at 2-0 down in the first set, will meet world No.1 Simona Halep in the semifinal. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Maria Sharapova hits brick wall in shape of Garbine Muguruza," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of walkover

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of walkover

: an easy victory

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