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

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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 But that effort was foiled by Democrats abruptly leaving the Capitol in a late-night walkout. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, 9 Aug. 2021 But that effort was foiled by Democrats abruptly leaving the Capitol in a late-night walkout. CBS News, 7 Aug. 2021 But that effort was foiled by Democrats abruptly leaving the Capitol in a late-night walkout. Paul J. Weber And Acacia Coronado, Chron, 7 Aug. 2021 Employees participating in the walkout took issue with the company’s statement. NBC News, 28 July 2021 Texas Democrats successfully blocked the state’s expansive voting bill, known as S.B. 7, in a late-night walkout and are starting a major statewide registration program focused on racially diverse communities. New York Times, 17 July 2021 Knopp and Linthicum previously took part in a walkout of their own in 2019 in protest of a cap and trade proposal posed by the Oregon senate. Lindsay Kornick, Fox News, 16 July 2021 Students at Wilde Lake High School in Howard County have also participated in a walkout to support the removal of school resource officers. James Whitlow, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 14 July 2021 Another priority of Abbott’s -- changes to bail policies -- died in the walkout. Alex Briseno, Dallas News, 22 June 2021

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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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The first known use of walkout was in 1840

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13 Sep 2021

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“Walkout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkout. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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walkout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of walkout

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

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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