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Stagger vs. Walk — What's the Difference?

Stagger vs. Walk — What's the Difference?

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Stagger

To move or stand unsteadily, as if under a great weight; totter.

Walk

Move at a regular pace by lifting and setting down each foot in turn, never having both feet off the ground at once
She turned and walked a few paces
I walked across the lawn

Stagger

To cause to totter, sway, or reel
The blow staggered him.

Walk

Guide, accompany, or escort (someone) on foot
He walked her home to her door
A meeting to walk parents through the complaint process

Stagger

To astonish, shock, or overwhelm
A teacher staggered by a former student's accomplishments.
A company staggered by increases in energy costs.
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Walk

(of a thing) go missing or be stolen
Customers have to leave a deposit to ensure the beer glasses don't walk

Stagger

To place on or as if on alternating sides of a center line; set in a zigzag row or rows
Theater seats that were staggered for clear viewing.

Walk

Abandon or suddenly withdraw from a job or commitment
He was in place as the male lead but walked at the eleventh hour

Stagger

To arrange in alternating or overlapping time periods
Staggered the nurses' shifts.

Walk

(of a batsman) leave the field without waiting to be given out by the umpire.

Stagger

To arrange (the wings of a biplane) so that the leading edge of one wing is either ahead of or behind the leading edge of the other wing.

Walk

Reach first base automatically after not hitting at four balls pitched outside the strike zone.

Stagger

(Sports) To arrange (the start of a race) with the starting point in the outside lanes progressively closer to the finish line so as to neutralize the advantage of competing in the shorter inside lanes.

Walk

(of a ghost) be visible; appear
The ghosts of Bannockburn walked abroad

Stagger

A tottering, swaying, or reeling motion.

Walk

Live or behave in a particular way
Walk humbly with your God

Stagger

A staggered pattern, arrangement, or order.

Walk

An act of travelling or an outing on foot
He was too restless to sleep, so he went out for a walk

Stagger

Staggers (used with a sing. verb) Any of various diseases in animals, especially horses, cattle, or other domestic animals, that are characterized by a lack of coordination in moving, a staggering gait, and frequent falling.

Walk

A route recommended or marked out for recreational walking
There are picnic places and waymarked walks

Stagger

An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion.
The stagger of a drunken man

Walk

An unhurried rate of movement on foot
They crossed the field at a leisurely walk

Stagger

(veterinary medicine) A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling.
Parasitic staggers
Apoplectic or sleepy staggers

Walk

A part of a forest under one keeper.

Stagger

Bewilderment; perplexity.

Walk

A farm where a hound puppy is trained.

Stagger

The spacing out of various actions over time.

Walk

An instance of reaching first base automatically after not hitting at four balls pitched outside the strike zone.

Stagger

(motorsport) The difference in circumference between the left and right tires on a racing vehicle. It is used on oval tracks to make the car turn better in the corners.

Walk

A flock of snipe.

Stagger

(aviation) The horizontal positioning of a biplane, triplane, or multiplane's wings in relation to one another.

Walk

To move over a surface by taking steps with the feet at a pace slower than a run
A baby learning to walk.
A horse walking around a riding ring.

Stagger

(UK) One who attends a stag night.

Walk

To go or travel on foot
Walked to the store.

Stagger

To sway unsteadily, reel, or totter.

Walk

To go on foot for pleasure or exercise; stroll
Walked along the beach looking for shells.

Stagger

(intransitive) In standing or walking, to sway from one side to the other as if about to fall; to stand or walk unsteadily; to reel or totter.
She began to stagger across the room.

Walk

To move in a manner suggestive of walking
Saw a woodpecker walking up the tree trunk.

Stagger

(transitive) To cause to reel or totter.
The powerful blow of his opponent's fist staggered the boxer.

Walk

To conduct oneself or behave in a particular manner; live
Walks in majesty and pride.

Stagger

(intransitive) To cease to stand firm; to begin to give way; to fail.

Walk

To appear as a supernatural being
The specter of famine walks through the land.

Stagger

Doubt, waver, be shocked.

Walk

To go out on strike.

Stagger

(intransitive) To begin to doubt and waver in purposes; to become less confident or determined; to hesitate.

Walk

To resign from one's job abruptly; quit.

Stagger

(transitive) To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock.
He will stagger the committee when he presents his report.

Walk

To be acquitted
The alleged killer walked.

Stagger

(transitive) Have multiple groups doing the same thing in a uniform fashion, but starting at different, evenly spaced, times or places (attested from 1856).

Walk

(Baseball) To go to first base after the pitcher has thrown four pitches ruled as balls.

Stagger

To arrange (a series of parts) on each side of a median line alternately, as the spokes of a wheel or the rivets of a boiler seam.

Walk

(Basketball) To move illegally while holding the ball; travel.

Stagger

To arrange similar objects such that each is ahead or above and to one side of the next.
We will stagger the starting positions for the race on the oval track.

Walk

(Obsolete) To be in constant motion.

Stagger

To schedule in intervals or at different times.
We will stagger the run so the faster runners can go first, then the joggers.

Walk

To go or pass over, on, or through by walking
Walk the financial district of a city.

Stagger

To move to one side and the other, as if about to fall, in standing or walking; not to stand or walk with steadiness; to sway; to reel or totter.
Deep was the wound; he staggered with the blow.

Walk

To bring to a specified condition by walking
They walked me to exhaustion.

Stagger

To cease to stand firm; to begin to give way; to fail.

Walk

To cause to walk or proceed at a walk
Walk a horse uphill.

Stagger

To begin to doubt and waver in purpose; to become less confident or determined; to hesitate.
He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief.

Walk

To accompany in walking; escort on foot
Walk the children home.
Walked me down the hall.

Stagger

To cause to reel or totter.
That hand shall burn in never-quenching fireThat staggers thus my person.

Walk

To traverse on foot in order to survey or measure; pace off
Walked the bounds of the property.

Stagger

To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock.
Whosoever will read the story of this war will find himself much staggered.
Grants to the house of Russell were so enormous, as not only to outrage economy, but even to stagger credibility.

Walk

To move (a heavy or cumbersome object) in a manner suggestive of walking
Walked the bureau into the hall.

Stagger

To arrange (a series of parts) on each side of a median line alternately, as the spokes of a wheel or the rivets of a boiler seam.

Walk

To allow (a batter) to go to first base by throwing four pitches ruled as balls.

Stagger

An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; - often in the plural; as, the stagger of a drunken man.

Walk

To cause (a run) to score by walking a batter. Often used with in.

Stagger

A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling; as, parasitic staggers; apopletic or sleepy staggers.

Walk

The gait of a human or other biped in which the feet are lifted alternately with one part of a foot always on the ground.

Stagger

Bewilderment; perplexity.

Walk

The gait of a quadruped in which at least two feet are always touching the ground, especially the gait of a horse in which the feet touch the ground in the four-beat sequence of near hind foot, near forefoot, off hind foot, off forefoot.

Stagger

An unsteady uneven gait

Walk

The self-controlled extravehicular movement in space of an astronaut.

Stagger

Walk as if unable to control one's movements;
The drunken man staggered into the room

Walk

The act or an instance of walking, especially a stroll for pleasure or exercise.

Stagger

Walk with great difficulty;
He staggered along in the heavy snow

Walk

The rate at which one walks; a walking pace.

Stagger

To arrange in a systematic order;
Stagger the chairs in the lecture hall

Walk

The characteristic way in which one walks.

Stagger

Astound or overwhelm, as with shock;
She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake

Walk

The distance covered or to be covered in walking.

Walk

A place, such as a sidewalk or promenade, on which one may walk.

Walk

A route or circuit particularly suitable for walking
One of the prettiest walks in the area.

Walk

(Baseball) A base on balls.

Walk

(Basketball) The act or an instance of moving illegally with the ball; traveling.

Walk

A track event in which contestants compete in walking a specified distance.

Walk

Racewalking.

Walk

An enclosed area designated for the exercise or pasture of livestock.

Walk

An arrangement of trees or shrubs planted in widely spaced rows.

Walk

The space between such rows.

Walk

(intransitive) To move on the feet by alternately setting each foot (or pair or group of feet, in the case of animals with four or more feet) forward, with at least one foot on the ground at all times. Compare run.
To walk briskly for an hour every day is to keep fit.

Walk

To "walk free", i.e. to win, or avoid, a criminal court case, particularly when actually guilty.
If you can’t present a better case, that robber is going to walk.

Walk

Of an object, to go missing or be stolen.
If you leave your wallet lying around, it’s going to walk.

Walk

To walk off the field, as if given out, after the fielding side appeals and before the umpire has ruled; done as a matter of sportsmanship when the batsman believes he is out.

Walk

(transitive) To travel (a distance) by walking.
I walk two miles to school every day.
The museum’s not far from here – you can walk it.

Walk

(transitive) To take for a walk or accompany on a walk.
I walk the dog every morning.
Will you walk me home?

Walk

To allow a batter to reach base by pitching four balls.

Walk

(transitive) To move something by shifting between two positions, as if it were walking.
I carefully walked the ladder along the wall.

Walk

(transitive) To full; to beat cloth to give it the consistency of felt.

Walk

(transitive) To traverse by walking (or analogous gradual movement).
I walked the streets aimlessly.
Debugging this computer program involved walking the heap.

Walk

To operate the left and right throttles of (an aircraft) in alternation.

Walk

To leave, resign.
If we don't offer him more money he'll walk.

Walk

(transitive) To push (a vehicle) alongside oneself as one walks.

Walk

To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct oneself.

Walk

To be stirring; to be abroad; to go restlessly about; said of things or persons expected to remain quiet, such as a sleeping person, or the spirit of a dead person.

Walk

(obsolete) To be in motion; to act; to move.

Walk

To put, keep, or train (a puppy) in a walk, or training area for dogfighting.

Walk

To move a guest to another hotel if their confirmed reservation is not available on day of check-in.

Walk

A trip made by walking.
I take a walk every morning.

Walk

A distance walked.
It’s a long walk from my house to the library.

Walk

(sports) An Olympic Games track event requiring that the heel of the leading foot touch the ground before the toe of the trailing foot leaves the ground.

Walk

A manner of walking; a person's style of walking.
The Ministry of Silly Walks is underfunded this year.

Walk

A path, sidewalk/pavement or other maintained place on which to walk.

Walk

(figurative) A person's conduct or course in life.

Walk

(poker) A situation where all players fold to the big blind, as their first action (instead of calling or raising), once they get their cards.

Walk

(baseball) An award of first base to a batter following four balls being thrown by the pitcher; known in the rules as a "base on balls".
The pitcher now has two walks in this inning alone.

Walk

In coffee, coconut, and other plantations, the space between them.

Walk

An area of an estate planted with fruit-bearing trees.

Walk

(historical) A place for keeping and training puppies for dogfighting.

Walk

(historical) An enclosed area in which a gamecock is confined to prepare him for fighting.

Walk

(graph theory) A sequence of alternating vertices and edges, where each edge's endpoints are the preceding and following vertices in the sequence.

Walk

(colloquial) Something very easily accomplished; a walk in the park.

Walk

A cheque drawn on a bank that was not a member of the London Clearing and whose sort code was allocated on a one-off basis; they had to be "walked" (hand-delivered by messengers).

Walk

To move along on foot; to advance by steps; to go on at a moderate pace; specifically, of two-legged creatures, to proceed at a slower or faster rate, but without running, or lifting one foot entirely before the other touches the ground.
At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.
When Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

Walk

To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to take one's exercise; to ramble.

Walk

To be stirring; to be abroad; to go restlessly about; - said of things or persons expected to remain quiet, as a sleeping person, or the spirit of a dead person; to go about as a somnambulist or a specter.
I have heard, but not believed, the spirits of the deadMay walk again.
When was it she last walked?

Walk

To be in motion; to act; to move; to wag.
Do you think I'd walk in any plot?
I heard a pen walking in the chimney behind the cloth.

Walk

To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's self.
We walk perversely with God, and he will walk crookedly toward us.

Walk

To move off; to depart.
He will make their cows and garrans to walk.

Walk

To pass through, over, or upon; to traverse; to perambulate; as, to walk the streets.
As we walk our earthly round.

Walk

To cause to walk; to lead, drive, or ride with a slow pace; as, to walk one's horses; to walk the dog.

Walk

To subject, as cloth or yarn, to the fulling process; to full.

Walk

To put or keep (a puppy) in a walk; to train (puppies) in a walk.

Walk

To move in a manner likened to walking.
She walked a spinning wheel into the house, making it use first one and then the other of its own spindling legs to achieve progression rather than lifting it by main force.

Walk

The act of walking, or moving on the feet with a slow pace; advance without running or leaping.

Walk

The act of walking for recreation or exercise; as, a morning walk; an evening walk.

Walk

Manner of walking; gait; step; as, we often know a person at a distance by his walk.

Walk

That in or through which one walks; place or distance walked over; a place for walking; a path or avenue prepared for foot passengers, or for taking air and exercise; way; road; hence, a place or region in which animals may graze; place of wandering; range; as, a sheep walk.
A woody mountain . . . with goodliest treesPlanted, with walks and bowers.
He had walk for a hundred sheep.
Amid the sound of steps that beatThe murmuring walks like rain.

Walk

A frequented track; habitual place of action; sphere; as, the walk of the historian.
The mountains are his walks.
He opened a boundless walk for his imagination.

Walk

Conduct; course of action; behavior.

Walk

The route or district regularly served by a vender; as, a milkman's walk.

Walk

In coffee, coconut, and other plantations, the space between them.

Walk

A place for keeping and training puppies.

Walk

The act of traveling by foot;
Walking is a healthy form of exercise

Walk

(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls;
He worked the pitcher for a base on balls

Walk

Manner of walking;
He had a funny walk

Walk

The act of walking somewhere;
He took a walk after lunch

Walk

A path set aside for walking;
After the blizzard he shoveled the front walk

Walk

A slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground

Walk

Careers in general;
It happens in all walks of life

Walk

Use one's feet to advance; advance by steps;
Walk, don't run!
We walked instead of driving
She walks with a slight limp
The patient cannot walk yet
Walk over to the cabinet

Walk

Traverse or cover by walking;
Walk the tightrope
Paul walked the streets of Damascus
She walks 3 miles every day

Walk

Accompany or escort;
I'll walk you to your car

Walk

Obtain a base on balls

Walk

Live or behave in a specified manner;
Walk in sadness

Walk

Take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure;
The lovers held hands while walking
We like to walk every Sunday

Walk

Give a base on balls to

Walk

Be or act in association with;
We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters
Walk with God

Walk

Make walk;
He walks the horse up the mountain
Walk the dog twice a day

Walk

Walk at a pace;
The horsese walked across the meadow

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