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English definition of “walkout”

walkout

noun [C]     /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. → See also walk outIndustrial action
(Definition of walkout noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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