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"picket" in British English

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picketnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɪk.ɪt/  us   /ˈpɪk.ɪt/
picket
verb [I or T] uk   us  
They picketed the burger restaurant and handed out leaflets to potential customers.
picketing
noun [U] uk   /ˈpɪk.ɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /ˈpɪk.ɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
The proposed new law would ban picketing.
(Definition of picket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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picketnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪk·ɪt/ (also picketer,  /ˈpɪk·ɪ·t̬ər/ )
a person or group of people who have a disagreement with a company, usually the one where they work, and who walk around in a line outside the place of business to tell other people not to enter until the problem is solved: Three pickets stood at the factory gate.
picket
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈpɪk·ɪt/
[I/T] The women picketed (outside) the factory for three months.
(Definition of picket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"picket" in Business English

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picketnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɪkɪt/ HR, WORKPLACE
(also picket line) a group of people who stand outside an organization's building holding signs to protest against something. The people who protest are often employees who disagree with the management: The rail union is planning a 150-person picket of the terminal for two days next week. The new government was determined to avoid a return to the old days of industrial action and mass picket lines. Most union members were reluctant to cross the picket line.stand on/walk the picket line We spent two weeks walking the picket line, trying to get better benefits. Workers staged a picket outside the factory gates. Workers picked up their picket signs and began their protest.
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UK a single person in a picket line: Police escorts were provided for tanker drivers who had experienced intimidation by pickets.
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picketverb [I or T]

uk   us   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.
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picketing
noun [U] /ˈpɪkɪtɪŋ/  us /-ṱɪŋ/
The proposed new law would ban picketing.
(Definition of picket from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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