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 In June 2020, for instance, hundreds of workers staged a walkout to protest their bosses’ lack of action on inflammatory posts that President Donald J. Trump had published on the site. New York Times, 10 Oct. 2021 Features in the seven-room house include two bathrooms, wood-burning fireplaces in both the living and family rooms, a kitchen with a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances and a full walkout lower level with a kitchenette. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, 4 Oct. 2021 But that didn't stop dozens of employees from staging a walkout at the company's campus in Irvine, California, with hundreds more joining virtually. Rishi Iyengar, CNN, 14 Sep. 2021 House Democrats have already blocked passage of the GOP elections bill twice, by staging a walkout at the end of the regular session and then fleeing the state in the first special session, which ended Friday. Dallas News, 7 Aug. 2021 Texas Republicans are backing off two contentious voting measures ahead of a second attempt to pass new election laws, after Democrats temporarily thwarted a restrictive bill in May by staging a dramatic walkout from the state Capitol. Paul J. Weber, Chron, 6 July 2021 Democrats were able to thwart a restrictive voting rights bill last week by staging a dramatic walkout. Washington Post, 2 June 2021 Texas Democrats pulled off a dramatic last-ditch walkout from the state House of Representatives on Sunday night to block passage of one of the most restrictive voting bills in the U.S. Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2021 Meanwhile, employees at Facebook have become increasingly outspoken against management, staging a virtual walkout last year to protest the lax handling of former President Donald Trump’s posts. Fortune, 9 Apr. 2021

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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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19 Oct 2021

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“Walkout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkout. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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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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