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picket

verb [I or T]
 
 
HR, WORKPLACE
to show an organization that you are not satisfied with them by standing outside their building and trying to prevent people from entering and doing business with them : The firm's annual general meeting was picketed by union members angry at the decision to cut jobs. The group has decided not to picket until after the talks. →  Compare strike verb
picketing /ˈpɪkɪtɪŋ/ US   /-ṱɪŋ/ noun [U] →  See also secondary picketing
(Definition of picket verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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