Past Tense For Walk: Wolk Or Walked?

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense Of Walk?

Past Tense For Walk

The past tense and past participle of walk are WALKED (W-A-L-K-E-D), sticking to the -ED rule of regular verbs, like the past tense of slip or past tense of laugh

Given is a table depicting all 5 simple verb forms of “walk”:

Base/Infinitive Form (V1) walk
Present Form/3rd Person/Singular Form walks
Past Form (V2) walked
Past Participle Form (V3) walked
Present Participle/Gerund walking

Check out this video! Not just the past tense, chances are you can grasp all the verb tenses of walk better:

How To Pronounce “Walk” Properly? 

As for the pronunciation of “walk,” we’ve compiled a summary table with both American English and British accents.

Verb Forms Pronunciation
British English Accent American English


walk /wɔːk/ /wɑːk/
walks /wɔːks/ /wɑːks/
walked(v2) /wɔːkt/ /wɑːkt/
walked(v3) /wɔːkt/ /wɑːkt/
walking /ˈwɔːkɪŋ/ /ˈwɑːkɪŋ/

What Are The Definitions Of The Verb Walk?

Interestingly! This section has compiled six meanings of this word, along with handy examples:

  1. To go somewhere or move by putting one foot of yours in front of the other on the ground without running.
  • The baby has just walked the very first step!
  • The patient is practicing walking after the surgery.
  1. To leave somewhere or someone
  • That girl walked away from me yet returned at once.
  • I thought that he had walked away for good. It was rocky to get him back.
  1. To spend your time walking for joy.
  • They went walking in the mountains at sunset.
  • The whole group walked to the river side to breathe fresh air.
  1. To go somewhere with someone on foot, notably to ensure they arrive safely.
  • He walked her to the street’s corner sparingly.
  • My sweetheart has just walked her bestie to the station safely.
  1. To take an animal for a walk.
  • She walked her dog around the park.
  • That artist has recently walked a horse in the meadow.
  1. To be taken away; To vanish.
  • Set your eyes on all remaining valuables, as a part walked 5 days ago.
  • Tons of precious relics have walked for several days, yet still unknown whereabouts.
  1. To enable a batter to walk; To reach first base without doing anything as the pitcher failed to throw the ball concisely 4 times, but you did not try to hit it.
  • Though he walked one batter, Kim got control of that pitch.
  • Elaine has just walked a batter.

Quick Word Challenge: Choose The Correct Options


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Past Tense For Walk

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Yesterday, I saw a lovely young girl …………. the Puddle dog in the park.

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That was a strange feeling. He was moving like ……….. in the water, yet he had no sense of his body.

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The wee girl turned away and …………. down that street, leaving her boyfriend with a disappointed look.

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A couple of diners have picked that kid up and………….. along the beach nearby.

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He suddenly ……………….. without any word and pulls her out.

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Is “Walk” Just A Verb?

No. This word can be a verb or a noun. If “walk” plays as a noun in the sentence, its meanings can be one of these:

  1. A sports event wherein everyone competes to walk a long distance as rapidly as possible without running.
  2. A path or sidewalk.
  3. A style or way of walking; the speed or act of walking rather than running.
  4. An organized event wherein people walk for joy; A route or path for walking notably for pleasure
  5. A journey on foot, usually for training or satisfaction.

Does “Walk” Appear In Idioms?

Yes, and here are some:

  1. Be walking on thin ice: To take a risk.
  2. Walk/float on air: To feel delighted.
  3. Walk the beat: To walk around a particular region.
  4. Run before you can walk: To do challenging stuff without knowing the basic skills first.
  5. Walk the walk: To act in a way showing everyone you’re good at what you can do and not just good at talking about it.
  6. Walk free: To be allowed to leave the court without receiving punishments.
  7. Walk/go down the aisle: To get married.
  8. Walk it: To obtain something you want with ease; To get somewhere on foot instead of in a vehicle.
  9. Walk/tread a tightrope: To be in a thorny state in which you need to be careful about what you do or do not have much freedom.
  10. Walk the streets: To walk around the city or town’s streets.
  11. Walk tall: To feel confident and proud.
  12. A walk in the park: A thing that is straightforward to cope with or to do.
  13. A walk of life: a person’s position or job in society.
  14. A walk down memory lane: The time you remember or think about the past or go to a place again to remind yourself of past experiences.

Is “Had Been Walked” or “Had Been Wolk” Correct?

The former (had been walked) is correct. To explain, “walked” is the past participle  form for “walk” that is appropriately used in the passive-voice context with “had been.”

Meanwhile, “wolk” has no meaning in English.

It makes sense if you also grab the conjugated form of the word “walk.”

Is “Walked” An Action Verb?

Yes. “Walked” is the action verb as it tells what the subject mentioned in the sentence is doing.

Example: Jimmy walked his pet to the zoo before having it to the vet’s office.

-> Walked points out that Jimmy did something with his pet (go on foot).