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walk·out

 (wôk′out′)
n.
1. A labor strike.
2. The act of leaving or quitting a meeting, company, or organization, especially as a sign of protest.

walk′out`

or walk′-out`,



n.
1. a strike by workers.
2. the act of leaving or being absent from a meeting, esp. as an expression of protest.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.walkout - a strike in which the workers walk outwalkout - a strike in which the workers walk out
strike, work stoppage - a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"
2.walkout - the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protestwalkout - the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest; "there was a walkout by the Black members as the chairman rose to speak"
protest, dissent, objection - the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

walkout

noun strike, protest, revolt, stoppage, industrial action Moderate unions have refused to join the walkout.
Translations

walkout

[ˈwɔːkaʊt] N (from conference) → retirada f, abandono m (de la sala); (= strike) → abandono m del trabajo

walkout

[ˈwɔːkaʊt] n [workers] → grève-surprise f

walkout

[ˈwɔːkˌaʊt] n (from conference) → abbandono; (strike) → sciopero selvaggio or a sorpresa
to stage a walkout (from conference) → ritirarsi in segno di protesta (from work) → scendere in sciopero
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The meeting was called to discuss issues of safety after some of the students ignored the school's stance and participated in the National School Walkout calling for gun control.
ISLAMABAD -- The Speaker National Assembly suspended the proceedings and staged a walkout from the House on Tuesday over absence of representatives from Ministry of Interior who had to respond agenda items, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet.
Organizers said they expected students in the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio areas to take part in the national school walkout, but there were no reports of large responses in Texas - although some Texas students staged walkouts last week before their spring break began.
Editor's note: On Wednesday, suburban high school students will join a national walkout to protest what they call congressional inaction on gun control.
ISLAMABAD:In an unprecedented move, Speaker of the National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq staged a walkout on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD -- In an unprecedented move, Speaker of the National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq staged a walkout on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD:In a rare happening, National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Parliament House.
OKLAHOMA CITY The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is working on a coordinated response to provide food assistance to children, families and school personnel during the anticipated teacher walkout in April.
The house also witnessed a protest walkout by PTI lawmakers Samar Ali Khan and Khurram Sher Zaman when the latter was not allowed to speak on the admissibility of his adjournment motion after it was opposed by Mr Khuhro.
The opposition legislators staged walkout from the house.
Malinaw po ang sabi ni Presidente, ang tinututulan niya iyong walkout sa klase.
ISLMABAD -- The government officials on Thursday staged walkout from National Assembly for allegedly joining links of as many as 37 parliamentarians with terrorism in Intelligence Bureau (IB) report.