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walk out

verb

Definition of walk out

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to leave suddenly often as an expression of disapproval

  3. 2 :  to go on strike

walk out on
  1. :  to leave in the lurch :  abandon, desert



Examples of walk out

  1. <we simply walked out after waiting half an hour for someone to come and serve us>

  2. <the salesclerks walked out upon learning of the second pay cut in six months>



1840

First Known Use of walk out

1840



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