walk out
intransitive verb Date: 1840 1. to leave suddenly often as an expression of disapproval 2. to go on strike

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  • walk out — ► walk out 1) depart suddenly or angrily. 2) Brit. informal, dated go for walks in courtship. Main Entry: ↑walk …   English terms dictionary

  • walk out — index quit (evacuate), secede, strike (refuse to work) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • walk|out — «WK OWT», noun. 1. a strike of workers: »Striking employees…will go back to work tomorrow, fifty seven days after their walkout (New York Times). 2. a sudden departure from a room, meeting, or the like, usually as a form of protest. »France… …   Useful english dictionary

  • walk out — UK US walk out Phrasal Verb with walk({{}}/wɔːk/ verb [I or T] ► HR, WORKPLACE to refuse to continue working and leave your office, factory, etc. to show your employer that you are unhappy about something: »Workers are threatening to walk out… …   Financial and business terms

  • walk out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms walk out : present tense I/you/we/they walk out he/she/it walks out present participle walking out past tense walked out past participle walked out 1) to suddenly leave a person who needs you or a situation… …   English dictionary

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  • walk out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you walk out of a meeting, a performance, or an unpleasant situation, you leave it suddenly, usually in order to show that you are angry or bored. [V P of n] Several dozen councillors walked out of the meeting in protest... [V… …   English dictionary

  • walk·out — /ˈwɑːkˌaʊt/ noun, pl outs [count] 1 : a strike by workers Hundreds of workers staged a walkout to protest conditions in the factory. 2 : the act of leaving a meeting or organization as a way of showing disapproval see also walk out at ↑walk, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • walk out — v. (D; intr.) to walk out on ( to leave ) (she walked out on her husband) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • walk out — 1) go on strike More than half of the workers at the factory decided to walk out on strike this morning. 2) leave suddenly Three people walked out of the meeting yesterday …   Idioms and examples

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