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

The walkout is taking place in Copley Square, near Wayfair’s headquarters. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "Wayfair Employees Are Walking Out. Here's Why," 26 June 2019 The walkout was the culmination of a week of back and forth between some employees and the company leadership. NBC News, "Wayfair workers walkout to protest company's furniture sale to migrant detention center," 26 June 2019 The walkout is the latest fallout from the growing tensions at the U.S. southern border, where a large surge of immigrants from Central America seeking asylum has resulted in a crisis, with six children dying in detention since last year. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "Wayfair walkout: Employees stage protest over company selling goods to detention camps," 25 June 2019 The walkout is the latest in a series of worker protests at major companies. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Wayfair workers set to walkout over sale to detention centers," 25 June 2019 That approval would send a message to the companies that a walkout is possible if the two sides can’t reach a deal. James F. Peltz, latimes.com, "Grocery strike rocked Southern California 16 years ago. It may happen again soon," 22 June 2019 That approval would send a message to the companies that a walkout is possible if the two sides can’t reach a deal. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Grocery strike rocked Southern California 16 years ago. It may happen again soon," 22 June 2019 In 2018, workers at Google staged a walkout, and in 2014 at Market Basket supermarkets here in New England , employees demanded the return of a CEO who had supported generous profit sharing for workers. Barbara Dyer, BostonGlobe.com, "Why your hard work isn’t paying off the way it used to," 18 June 2019 The Trump walkouts on squabbling, showboating Democrats, like the walk out on Kim in Hanoi, have broadcast his go-to move. Hugh Hewitt, Twin Cities, "Hugh Hewitt: America’s enemies are on notice about this president," 5 June 2019

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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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