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walkout

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɔːk.aʊt/ us    /ˈwɑːk-/
the act of leaving an official meeting as a group in order to show disapproval, or of leaving a place of work to start a strike: Senior union workers staged (= had) a walkout this afternoon at the annual conference over the proposed changes in funding.
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