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 Farhad Manjoo, like me, thinks the Google walkout was a big deal: In just a week, the organizers used Google’s own collaborative tools, and leveraged its open company culture, to create a wide-ranging movement. Casey Newton, The Verge, "How Democrats’ victory in the midterms will be good for Facebook," 8 Nov. 2018 And even the West Virginia walkout would have been impossible without the unions, which presided over an authorization vote in every county. New York Times, "Can Weak Unions Get Teachers More Money?," 5 May 2018 No large scale strike is planned in Colorado as in Arizona, where the walkout is affecting more than 850,000 students and closing more than 1,000 public schools. Ricardo Cano, USA TODAY, "Teachers strike in Arizona for more education money; protests spread to Colorado," 21 Apr. 2018 Organizing efforts first started when an employee, unsatisfied with management’s initial response to the Times report in an all-hands meeting last week, posted an idea for the walkout on an internal employee message board. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Google’s giant employee walkouts are one of the strongest showings of tech worker activism yet," 1 Nov. 2018 In a statement provided to Teen Vogue, Google CEO Sundar Pichai voiced his support for the walkouts. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Google Employees Across the World Walk Out to Protest Company's Handling of Sexual Misconduct Reports," 1 Nov. 2018 The Facebook event page also notes that those in the Washington, DC, area are encouraged to convene in the Senate Hart Atrium at 12:30 p.m. for the walkout. Marci Robin, Allure, "Supporters of Christine Blasey Ford Are Planning a National Walkout on Monday," 24 Sep. 2018 The food was for students to eat when school was closed for the walkout. Dana Goldstein, New York Times, "Why the Teacher Walkout Movement Won’t Reach Every State," 16 May 2018 The construction of these suites has also created a player tunnel for the walkout. SI.com, "Numbers Behind the MLS Ambition Rankings: Western Conference Clubs," 23 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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