Definition of walk out in English:

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walk out

1Depart suddenly or angrily.
Example sentences
  • She looked angrily at Ellimaria and walked out of the dining hall, slamming the oversized doors behind her.
  • He had been falsely accused of stopping the publication of a leaflet and angrily walked out of a party meeting and broke with the party.
  • Deuba said the rebels had suddenly walked out of peace talks and chose to perpetrate violence of unprecedented scale in the country.
leave, depart, get up and go, storm off/out, flounce out, absent oneself
informal take off
1.1Leave one’s job suddenly.
Example sentences
  • I've just remembered one of the reasons that I originally got the first contract 3 years ago, was all the reps from other companies had walked out on him.
  • Still ahead, tens of thousands of supermarket employees all across the country have walked out on the job.
  • This sentence will definitely go into the history of the newspaper - he is the first department director who can walk out with this clear reason and he is a true man.
1.2Go on strike.
Example sentences
  • But when casuals were used in Harrow to sort blacked mail, staff walked out and joined the strike.
  • Lecturers at Brooksby Melton College in Leicestershire walked out in a one-day strike over pay this week.
  • Workers on the Sterling Heights picket line said they walked out over pension and health-care issues.
(go on) strike, stop work;
protest, mutiny, revolt
1.3Abandon someone or something toward which one has responsibilities: he walked out on his wife
More example sentences
  • When he walked out on the family, abandoning a wife gravely ill with cancer, he said he had found ‘a greater cause, to serve God’.
  • We're meant to feel sympathy for a man who walked out on his kid some 14 years earlier, who once even beat his wife after a vicious yelling match escalated.
  • Ghanaians are still stunned that their national coach, Mariano Barreto, walked out on the job to become the Maritimo boss - without telling them.
desert, abandon, leave, betray, throw over, jilt, run out on
informal dump, ditch
2British informal, dated Go for walks in courtship: you were walking out with Tom
More example sentences
  • That's what the headlines said when the golfer started walking out with the beautiful Spanish model Ines Sastre.
  • The next you know, Grazia's teenage daughter is walking out with the policeman and Grazia is driving around with three children on the scooter.
  • Sir Charles Bunbury called on her, and insisted on walking out with her, and became rather particular, but our heroine was inflexible.
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