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walkout

noun [C, usually singular] (also walk-out)
 
 
/ˈwɔːkaʊt/
HR, WORKPLACE a situation in which workers refuse to continue working and leave their office, factory, etc. to show their employer that they are unhappy about something: call/stage/threaten a walkout Cabin crew staged a walkout costing the airline $150m. avert/call off a walkout hold/join a walkout a 24-hour/mass walkout
MEETINGS a situation in which a group of people leave a meeting to show that they do not agree with something: The meeting ended in a walkout by the union negotiators.
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