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Walk like an expectant dad (4 letter answer)

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The answer PACE is seen frequently, appearing about once every 120 puzzles.

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PACE as a noun:

1. (pace, gait) = the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
2. (footstep, pace, step, stride) = the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
3. (pace, rate) = the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
4. (pace, stride, tread) = a step in walking or running
5. (tempo, pace) = the rate of some repeating event
6. (yard, pace) = a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride

PACE as a verb:

1. walk with slow or fast paces; "He paced up and down the hall"
2. go at a pace; "The horse paced"
3. (pace, step) = measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards"
4. regulate or set the pace of; "Pace your efforts"