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sick·out

 (sĭk′out′)
n.
An organized job action in which employees absent themselves from work on the pretext of illness.
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sick•out

(ˈsɪkˌaʊt)

n.
an organized absence from work by employees on the pretext of sickness.
[1950–55]
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