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

Despite the looming threat from the supreme court, teachers unions in particular saw a surge in activity this year as educators across six states participated in statewide walkouts to protest low pay and poor classroom conditions. Kris Maher, WSJ, "Public-Sector Unions Brace for Fallout From Supreme Court Decision on Fees," 27 June 2018 For union allies stung by the court decision, the walkout movement offered a glimmer of hope. New York Times, "What the Supreme Court’s Janus Decision Means for Teacher Unions," 27 June 2018 Likely there will be stutters along the way, perhaps even new threats and walkouts. Andrew Malcolm, SFChronicle.com, "An inside look at the Trump-Kim summit," 21 June 2018 For Our Lives movement, and helping to organize events like remembrance rallies and school walkouts in her area. Sarah Emily Baum, Teen Vogue, "Following Noblesville West Middle School Shooting, Young Activists Are Mobilizing Nationwide," 5 June 2018 The debate also dove into the candidates' stances on education funding, a key issue after teachers went on a six-day walkout this spring. Melissa Daniels, azcentral, "Democratic governor hopefuls debate ed funding, AZ's ties with Mexican state of Sonora," 11 July 2018 The Russian demands, proffered in a meeting in a southern Syrian town Saturday, had prompted a walkout by the rebels, who said the terms amounted to a humiliating surrender. Louisa Loveluck, The Seattle Times, "Syrian rebels in surrender talks for southwest as civilians flee toward closed borders," 3 July 2018 The Russian demands, proffered in a meeting in a southern Syrian town Saturday, had prompted a walkout by the rebels, who said the terms amounted to a humiliating surrender. Louisa Loveluck, Washington Post, "Syrian rebels in surrender talks for southwest as civilians flee toward closed borders," 3 July 2018 At Somerset Berkley, which organized a walkout assembly in February to honor the Parkland victims, Mr. Bianco chose to restage the scene in which Kim’s fiancé, Thuy, threatens her young son at gunpoint. Naveen Kumar, New York Times, "When the Actors Are Students, and They’re Armed," 24 June 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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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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