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picket

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɪk.ɪt/ us  
a worker or group of workers who protest outside a building to prevent other workers from going inside, especially because they have a disagreement with their employers: There were pickets outside the factory gates. an occasion on which a picket happens: The union organized a month-long picket.
picket
verb [I or T] uk   us  
They picketed the burger restaurant and handed out leaflets to potential customers.
picketing
noun [U] uk   /-ɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-ɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
The proposed new law would ban picketing.
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