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 As many as 9,000 medical workers could join a bigger walkout Tuesday to demand closure of the border across which tens of thousands of people continue to travel daily. Washington Post, "AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST," 4 Feb. 2020 More than 2,000 hospital workers went on strike Monday, and their union has threatened a bigger walkout Tuesday. Ken Moritsugu, Anchorage Daily News, "China’s virus cases top 20K as Hong Kong closes most borders," 4 Feb. 2020 More than 2,000 hospital workers went on strike earlier in the day, demanding a complete closure of the border, and their union has threatened a bigger walkout Tuesday. Ken Moritsugu, BostonGlobe.com, "China opens virus hospital; market plunges as toll grows," 3 Feb. 2020 Student demonstrators at Ball State University in Indiana held a walkout on Tuesday to peacefully protest a professor who last week called police after a black student refused to change seats during class. Fox News, "Ball State students hold walkout after professor calls cops on student who refused to change seats," 29 Jan. 2020 In 1951, Barbara Johns organized a walkout of her African American school to protest the unequal facility conditions and overcrowding. NBC News, "Virginia Governor seeks bill replacing Robert E. Lee statue in U.S. Capitol," 2 Jan. 2020 Such allegations are central to a five-day walkout last week involving thousands of Kaiser’s mental health professionals, who hit picket lines demanding more time for administrative tasks, higher wages and shorter wait times for appointments. Jenny Gold, SFChronicle.com, "Despite quick fixes, Kaiser mental health care still lags," 21 Dec. 2019 More recently, staff at Wayfair planned a walkout because of their company’s sales of furniture to migrant detention centers, while Amazon employees demonstrated against the company’s policies related to climate change. Marc Bain, Quartz at Work, "Employee activism hits Nike as its staff demands more support for women," 10 Dec. 2019 The family room also has a walkout to the large wooded backyard. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: This $409K Carmel home has a winter-perfect fire pit and backyard," 22 Nov. 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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9 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Walkout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkout. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for walkout

walkout

noun
How to pronounce walk out (audio)

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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