sick-out

/ US and Caribbean /

noun

a form of industrial action in which all workers in a factory, etc, report sick simultaneously

verb sick out

(intr, adverb) to take part in such action

Nearby words

  1. sick role,
  2. sick sinus syndrome,
  3. sick to one's stomach,
  4. sick-bay,
  5. sick-dog,
  6. sickbay,
  7. sickbed,
  8. sicken,
  9. sickener,
  10. sickening

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