walkout

noun
walk·​out | \ ˈwȯk-ˌau̇t How to pronounce walkout (audio) \

Definition of walkout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

walk out

verb
walked out; walking out; walks out

Definition of walk out (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

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 walkout in a Sentence

Noun Hundreds of workers staged a walkout to protest conditions in the factory. after four weeks of the walkout, management gave in Verb we simply walked out after waiting half an hour for someone to come and serve us the salesclerks walked out upon learning of the second pay cut in six months
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun With more than 1,000 square feet, the finished walkout lower level affords overflow entertaining space. Karen A. Avitabile, Hartford Courant, 16 July 2022 The school board voted 5-0 not to obscure the photos and captions of a walkout protest featured in Lyman High School’s yearbook. al, 11 May 2022 The school board voted 5-0 not to obscure the photos and captions of a walkout protest featured in Lyman High School’s yearbook. al, 11 May 2022 The school board voted 5-0 not to obscure the photos and captions of a walkout protest featured in Lyman High School’s yearbook. Skyler Swisher, Orlando Sentinel, 10 May 2022 Upgrades in the model home include a tile shower with a glass door in the primary suite, a bump-out area in the garage, sidelights from the front door, hardwood stairs to the second level and a walkout basement. Karen A. Avitabile, Hartford Courant, 23 Apr. 2022 The protest was held in reaction to an incident earlier this month at Niles West that began as an anti-mask walkout protest by a group of students, officials said. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 21 Feb. 2022 In the Senate, Republican signaled their intent to do exactly that with a one-day walkout protest which stopped a vote on a gun control bill. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, 16 Apr. 2021 The workers were joined by other Netflix staff who, working remotely, staged a virtual walkout by halting work for the day. Adario Strange, Quartz, 18 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of walkout

Noun

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Aug 2022

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“Walkout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkout. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for walkout

walkout

noun
walk·​out | \ ˈwȯk-ˌau̇t How to pronounce walkout (audio) \

Kids Definition of walkout

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

walkout

noun
walk·​out | \ ˈwȯk-ˌau̇t How to pronounce walkout (audio) \

Legal Definition of walkout

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

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