walk away

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walk away

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see walk,‎ away.
    I took one last look at the house and walked away.
  2. (idiomatic) To withdraw from a problematic situation.
    Company lawyers told him to walk away from the deal.
  3. To free oneself from a debt such as a mortgage by abandoning the collateral to the lender. To make a strategic default.
  4. (idiomatic) To survive a challenging or dangerous situation without harm.
    The football team walked away with a 1-0 victory.

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