walkout

noun
walk·​out | \ ˈwȯk-ˌau̇t \

Definition of walkout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

walk out

verb

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

Takes Will Oremus wants to know: where is the Facebook walkout? Casey Newton, The Verge, "A looming strike over Project Dragonfly is putting new pressure on Google," 30 Nov. 2018 The walkout was a way to let students release their anger, Stroup said. Diana Lambert, sacbee, "Sacramento students join National Student Walkout to protest gun violence after Parkland | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Apr. 2018 Inspired by the recent teacher protests in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky, hundreds of educators in Colorado and Arizona converged on their state capitols again on Friday in widespread walkouts that are garnering support among state residents. Ray Sanchez, CNN, "Cupcakes, bottled water and a chorus of car horns: Protesting teachers are not alone," 27 Apr. 2018 Related stories from Sacramento Bee In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action The students were helped by Jennifer Hartel of HeadCount, a nonpartisan voter registration organization. Diana Lambert, sacbee, "Sacramento students join National Student Walkout to protest gun violence after Parkland | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Apr. 2018 Students nationwide also took part in walkouts on March 14 in the wake of the shooting deaths of 17 students and staff at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Myers Park High students say they were suspended for walkout over gun violence | Charlotte Observer," 20 Apr. 2018 Students participated in walkouts on March 14 to mark one month since the shooting. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com, "Cleveland police seek help in finding robbers who body-slammed woman in Tremont," 20 Apr. 2018 Both Miami-Dade and Broward said that if students decide to participate in the walkouts, school administrators will attempt to keep the protests on campus to ensure the students' safety. Kyra Gurney, miamiherald, "Stoneman Douglas High students to join nationwide protest on Columbine anniversary," 19 Apr. 2018 Students from some Aurora area schools will be participating in walkouts as well. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora man to mark Columbine anniversary with original crosses," 18 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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More Definitions for walkout

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 \

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 \

Legal Definition of walkout

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

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