a strike by workers.
the act of leaving or being absent from a meeting, especially as an expression of protest.
a doorway in a building or room that gives direct access to the outdoors: a home with a sliding-glass walkout from the living room to the patio.
having a doorway that gives direct access to the outdoors: a walkout basement.
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How to use walkout in a sentence
“We don't want the audience to walk out and think 'There's nothing we can do,'” says Hill.
You’d get in a fight with somebody at a bar and it was totally cool to walk out and shoot ‘em.Michael C. Hall on Where ‘Dexter’ Went Wrong and His New Killer Role in ‘Cold in July’ | Melissa Leon | May 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If Russell Crowe appears with a sword, they walk out of the theater.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town | E. Jean Carroll | April 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And finally, we walk out to the football game and sit down in the bleachers.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town | E. Jean Carroll | April 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was planned that they would be able to walk out of the property.
Ask one young lady in the company whether she thinks, if she clasped her hands, she could walk out of the room.Harper's Young People, November 30, 1880 | Various
He would walk out to meet her, burning with impatience; and he would ask for the paper, and see a blank look come over her face.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
He would believe the promise when his prison door stood open, when he was free to walk out unhindered, not before.The Light That Lures | Percy Brebner
Now, let us walk out to the end of this point of land, and see if we can discover any opening in the reef.Masterman Ready | Captain Frederick Marryat
Through Theodore I now offered the guards fifty Turkish pounds if they would turn their backs and let me walk out alone.Eastern Nights - and Flights | Alan Bott
British Dictionary definitions for walk out
to leave without explanation, esp in anger
to go on strike
walk out on informal to abandon or desert
walk out with British obsolete, or dialect to court or be courted by
a strike by workers
the act of leaving a meeting, conference, etc, as a protest
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Cultural definitions for walk-out
The action of leaving a meeting, place of work, or organization as an expression of disapproval or grievance: “During Grimm's speech, the radical students staged a walk-out.”
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Other Idioms and Phrases with walkout
Go on strike, as in The union threatened to walk out if management would not listen to its demands. [Late 1800s]
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