walk out on
phrasal to leave in the lurch ; abandon, desert

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • walk out on — (someone/something) to suddenly end your relationship with someone or something. She walked out on her husband and two children after 12 years of marriage. Why would anyone walk out on a seven year contract that includes a share of the profits? …   New idioms dictionary

  • walk out on — phrasal : to leave abruptly : leave before the completion of a performance or process has even been known to walk out on the writhing of some of the screen s most celebrated heavy emoters New Republic : leave in the lurch walked out on his wife… …   Useful english dictionary

  • walk out on — phr verb Walk out on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑husband …   Collocations dictionary

  • walk out on — did you hear that Sierra walked out on Curt? Syn: desert, abandon, leave, betray, throw over, jilt, run out on; informal dump, ditch …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • walk out on — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. desert, leave, walk off from; see abandon 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. leave, turn one s back on, abandon, *leave high and dry, leave in the lurch, *dump, reject, jilt, depart, strike …   English dictionary for students

  • walk out on — verb to abandon or desert someone, especially a spouse …   Wiktionary

  • walk out on — desert, abandon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • walk out on someone — walk out on (someone/something) to suddenly end your relationship with someone or something. She walked out on her husband and two children after 12 years of marriage. Why would anyone walk out on a seven year contract that includes a share of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • walk out on something — walk out on (someone/something) to suddenly end your relationship with someone or something. She walked out on her husband and two children after 12 years of marriage. Why would anyone walk out on a seven year contract that includes a share of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • walk out on somebody — ˌwalk ˈout (on sb) derived (informal) to suddenly leave sb that you are having a relationship with and that you have a responsibility for Syn: ↑desert • How could she walk out on her kids? Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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