walk away from

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walk away from

  1. (idiomatic) To abandon or leave; to shun.
    He decided to walk away from his job after expressing much dissatisfaction with his boss.
  2. (idiomatic) To escape (a mishap, accident, etc.) with minimal or no injury.
    • 1965, "Auto Racing: Mr. & Mrs. Speedlove," Time, 12 Nov.:
      This fall's visitors have included a motorcyclist who flipped his bike at 150 m.p.h. and walked away from the wreck muttering: "I thought I had stopped."