Definition of walk out in English:

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walk out

1Depart or leave suddenly or angrily: he had walked out in a temper he walked out after finding the pressure of the job too much
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  • 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 suddenly, make a sudden departure, get up and go, storm off/out, flounce out, push off, depart, leave, get out, absent oneself, take wing
informal take off
1.1Go on strike: teachers are ready to walk out in a protest over class sizes
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  • 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, call a strike, strike, withdraw one's labour, stop work, take industrial action;
protest, mutiny, revolt
British informal down tools
1.2Abandon someone or something towards which one has responsibilities: he walked out on his wife
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  • 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, leave in the lurch, betray, run away from, throw over, jilt, run out on, rat on
informal chuck, dump, ditch, leave someone holding the baby
British informal give someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off
archaic forsake
2British informal, dated Go for walks in courtship: you were walking out with Tom
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  • 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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