walk out


walk out

intransitive verb

Definition of WALK OUT

1
:  to leave suddenly often as an expression of disapproval
2
:  to go on strike
walk out on
:  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>

First Known Use of WALK OUT

1840

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