Definition of walk in on in English:

walk in on

phrasal verb

  • 1Enter suddenly or unexpectedly.

    ‘One of the most poignant scenes shows them entering a church, walking in on a wedding ceremony still in progress.’
    • ‘Valery opens the door and enters, walking in on Benjamin and Catherine's conversation.’
    • ‘Upon his return he walked in on her ‘entertaining’.’
    • ‘One day I came home from classes in the mid afternoon and walked in on Derek who was obviously not expecting me for some time.’
    • ‘Jack stood on the outside of the door, grinning insanely, with his own thoughts of what he had just walked in on.’
    • ‘We aren't very careful with how we act around each other and we leave opportunities for people to just walk in on us in a compromising situation.’
    • ‘It's a very weird scene that Amanda walks in on, that's for sure.’
    • ‘The 16 year old Tara walks in on him while he is shaving in the bathroom’
    • ‘The relief was so blatant in her voice that Isabella hesitated inside the entry of the room, fearing what exactly she'd walked in on.’
    • ‘We walked past them but to our horror we then walked in on a couple having sex in the church porch area.’
    1. 1.1Intrude on.
      ‘he was clearly not expecting her to walk in on him just then’
      • ‘Shannon snapped his fingers as if remembering the situation he had unexpectedly walked in on.’
      • ‘Now his mind filled with relief he walked in on yet another difficult situation which seemed to surround his life although this was a little more serious than he had expected.’
      • ‘I think I'm developing a knack for walking in on situations like this.’
      • ‘Suddenly she walked in on his life and he could think of nothing but her.’
      • ‘today I left about 45 minutes earlier than I normally would and whilst driving back my mind started to think about what I might walk in on.’
      • ‘The former Scotland scrum-half was so thoroughly underwhelmed by yesterday's performance that any outsider walking in on his post-mortem could have been forgiven for assuming that Kelso had lost.’
      • ‘I just hope I covered my feelings up well because I felt awkward walking in on that.’
      • ‘The 26-year-old mother was stabbed in February at a travel agency in Toronto, Canada when she reportedly walked in on a robbery/murder in progress.’
      • ‘She made a call to police, who walked in on Starr as he entered the kitchen of the 90-year-old woman.’