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

Workers' Force says 160 of the factory's 350 workers are taking part in a walkout to demand 4.5% salary increases, one-time 900-euro bonuses and better working conditions. CBS News, "World's biggest Nutella factory blocked by French workers," 4 June 2019 Students at Southlake Carroll High School participated in a walkout in March. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "North Texas students will walk out to protest gun violence — before it's too late | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 19 Apr. 2018 The school walkouts that riled teacher contract talks this summer in more than a dozen districts across Washington state have only recently settled down with the start of the academic year. Neal Morton, The Seattle Times, "Washington state schools chief adds capital-gains tax, special education to his budget wish list," 9 Oct. 2018 Their activism led to school walkouts nationwide, voter registration drives and massive demonstrations, including the March for Our Lives in Washington. Molly Hennessy-fiske, latimes.com, "Santa Fe, unlike Parkland, says the issue behind the latest school shooting isn't guns," 20 May 2018 Back in April, Santa Fe students joined a nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence in the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. CBS News, ""I wasn't surprised, I was just scared," Texas high school student says after shooting," 18 May 2018 Power brokers at the state Capitol shelved many bills in the rush to pass teacher raises, which came as thousands with the #RedForEd movement led a historic six-day school walkout. Dustin Gardiner, azcentral, "Why did Republican bills die in the Arizona Legislature? GOP goals shelved amid #RedForEd," 15 May 2018 Students have organized protests, including school walkouts and March for Our Lives events across the country. Bloomberg.com, "Donations to NRA's Political Action Committee Surge in March," 20 Apr. 2018 NoRA launched its initiative Friday, on the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School, as students across the country participated in a national school walkout in part to commemorate the 1999 massacre. Melissa Chan, Time, "'The Time Is Now.' This New Coalition of Celebrities and Activists Just Pledged to Take on the NRA," 20 Apr. 2018

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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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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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