Definition of walk out in English:
1Depart suddenly or angrily.
- 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.
1.1Leave one’s job suddenly.
- 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.
- 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.
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.