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 outpouring of funds reflects both Googlers’ growing sense of their own power, after the success of the walkout earlier this month, and their disdain of Project Dragonfly. Casey Newton, The Verge, "A looming strike over Project Dragonfly is putting new pressure on Google," 30 Nov. 2018 Here is the list of demands presented by the organizers of the walkout, including asking the company to remove mandatory arbitration clauses from employee contracts. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Kara Swisher interviews Elon Musk," 2 Nov. 2018 The budget's $273 million set aside for teachers' raises triggered the end of the walkout, the largest in recent U.S. history. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "OnPolitics Today: The Michael Cohen wiretap that apparently was not," 3 May 2018 The Ocala school had planned its version of a walkout, students said. Curt Anderson, chicagotribune.com, "1 wounded in Florida school shooting; suspect in custody," 20 Apr. 2018 In advance of the walkout, school districts across the country grappled with how to manage the protests. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "On National School Walkout Day, Louisville students' biggest lesson came outside of class," 14 Mar. 2018 The March 26 board meeting will include a presentation from students to the board on the topic of the walkout. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tosa students show solidarity during organized walkouts," 14 Mar. 2018 Senior Luca Holtyn, one of the organizers of the walkout, called it a success. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "National School Walkout: Michigan students rally to end gun violence," 14 Mar. 2018 Quick read: Local school districts have been collaborating with student leaders of the walkout, which comes one month after a mass shooting at a Florida high school. Peter Rowe, sandiegouniontribune.com, "National School Walkout: What it means to San Diego County schools and students," 12 Mar. 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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