walk off the/one's job

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of walk off the/one's job

chiefly US, informal
: to stop working and go on strike
  • Teachers walked off the job today.

Word by Word Definitions

walk play
  1. : roam, wander

  2. : to move about in visible form : appear

  3. : to make headway

  1. : an act or instance of going on foot especially for exercise or pleasure

  2. : space walk

  3. : an accustomed place of walking : haunt

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

job play
  1. : a regular remunerative position

  2. : a specific duty, role, or function

  3. : something that has to be done : task

  1. : to do odd or occasional pieces of work for hire

  2. : to carry on public business for private gain

  3. : to carry on the business of a middleman or wholesaler

  1. : of or relating to a job or to employment

  2. : used in, engaged in, or done as job work

  3. : that is for hire for a given service or period

  1. : the hero of the book of Job who endures afflictions with fortitude and faith

  2. : a narrative and poetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table


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