walkout

noun walk·out \ ˈwȯk-ˌau̇t \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of walkout

1 :strike 3a
2 :the action of leaving a meeting or organization as an expression of disapproval

Examples of walkout in a Sentence

  1. Hundreds of workers staged a walkout to protest conditions in the factory.

  2. after four weeks of the walkout, management gave in

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First Known Use of walkout

1881

walkout Synonyms


walk out

verb

Definition of walk out

1 :to leave suddenly often as an expression of disapproval
2 :to go on strike
walk out on
intransitive verb
:to leave in the lurch :abandon, desert

Examples of walk out in a Sentence

  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

walk out Synonyms


WALKOUT Defined for English Language Learners

walkout

noun

Definition of walkout for English Language Learners

  • : a strike by workers

  • : the act of leaving a meeting or organization as a way of showing disapproval


WALKOUT Defined for Kids

walkout

noun walk·out \ ˈwȯk-ˌau̇t \

Definition of walkout for Students

1 :a labor strike
2 :the act of leaving a meeting or organization to show disapproval

Law Dictionary

walkout

noun walk·out \ ˈwȯk-ˌau̇t \

legal Definition of walkout

1 :strike
2 :the action of leaving a meeting or organization as an expression of disapproval


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