Definition of walkout in English:

walkout

noun

  • A sudden angry departure, especially as a protest or strike:

    ‘opposition MPs staged a walkout during the budget session’
    ‘these decisions provoked a walkout by the Dutch delegate’
    • ‘Ahonen described the walkouts on April 27 as ‘demonstrations’ rather than strikes.’
    • ‘We need to seriously discuss college occupations, mass protests, and walkouts and strikes to stop the war machine.’
    • ‘The walkout was provoked by a monitoring system BA wants to introduce.’
    • ‘For the past five weeks, the workers have staged walkouts, placed bans on overtime and worked-to-rule.’
    • ‘Rival DaimlerChrysler last month struck a deal with trade unions, but only after its plans had prompted walkouts and protests.’
    • ‘Civil servants announced their campaign against an imposed pay deal with unofficial walkouts and will be balloting for strikes next month.’
    • ‘The Herald strike follows a series of walkouts by journalists and printers over the last three weeks.’
    • ‘Shier was eventually removed as managing director after a series of staff walkouts and national protests.’
    • ‘Journalists in New Zealand are either on strike, or are planning walkouts over work contract negotiations.’
    • ‘Austrian workers have staged three mass walkouts, the biggest strikes in the country since 1945.’
    • ‘Before the game, players staged an impromptu walkout to protest ever-rising salaries.’
    • ‘The delay comes as protests, including walkouts by hundreds of students opposed to the takeover, have mounted in recent weeks.’
    • ‘Dawn picket lines were set up Monday following a weekend walkout over pay.’
    • ‘Pupils staged a walkout in May to protest about teaching standards.’
    • ‘There were walkouts of council workers in neighbourhood offices around Birmingham.’
    • ‘We were fortunate in that the day afterwards the council management called a meeting at which someone suggested a protest walkout.’
    • ‘Refuse collectors in Coventry staged an unofficial walkout on Wednesday of last week.’
    • ‘The proposed cuts were met with mass walkouts, first by public sector workers and then by the rest of the Argentine unions.’
    • ‘They know this would probably lead to solidarity walkouts and a wider strike.’
    • ‘We have had a massive rejection of the pay offer and there have been unofficial walkouts.’
    strike, industrial action, stoppage, withdrawal of labour, go-slow, protest
    revolt, mutiny, rebellion
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Pronunciation:

walkout

/ˈwɔːkaʊt/