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Definition of walkout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

walk out

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

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The union, the Iowa State Education Association, opposed the governor’s action, but a teacher walkout is unlikely because state law prohibits public employees from striking. Scott Mcfetridge, Anchorage Daily News, "Des Moines says no to governor’s demand for classroom return," 20 Sep. 2020 Since the Stars played St. Louis in the last game of the round robin Aug. 9, the team had not had more than one day between games — save for the leaguewide, two-day walkout in the second round. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "From golfing to axe throwing, here’s how the Dallas Stars have been spending their off time in the bubble," 17 Sep. 2020 The Republican walkout to block the passage of climate change legislation also killed the prospect of any legislative progress on the wildfire’s council’s recommendations. oregonlive, "Explosion, sparks from power line preceded Oregon’s Holiday Farm fire, area residents say," 17 Sep. 2020 The bills died following a walkout by Oregon Republican lawmakers in March over a carbon tax proposal. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "Governor wants Trump to step up wildfire aid as ten confirmed dead in Oregon," 15 Sep. 2020 Square feet: 5,218 in the main floors, plus about 2,500 finished in the walkout lower level. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.6 million Oakland County retreat built on remains of 100-year-old golf course," 12 Sep. 2020 Amazon worker actions have helped spotlight the burgeoning labor movement, from last year’s Prime Day walkout to the guillotine protestors delivered to Bezos’ Washington, D.C., mansion in August. Kate Gonzales, SFChronicle.com, "In ‘A Collective Bargain,' Jane McAlevey envisions a pro-worker supermajority," 4 Sep. 2020 After being disciplined for their walkout — even high school leagues know who butters their bread! Stephen L. Carter Bloomberg Opinion (tns), Star Tribune, "NBA realizes racism is, well, bad for business," 31 Aug. 2020 And last week, as the NBA walkout began, Curry expressed support from afar. CBS News, "The "underrated" Stephen Curry," 30 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of walkout


1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of walkout was in 1840

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24 Sep 2020

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“Walkout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkout. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of walkout

: a strike by workers
: the act of leaving a meeting or organization as a way of showing disapproval


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


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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