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Meaning of “walkout” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of walkout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"walkout" in American English

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walkoutnoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɔkˌɑʊt/
the ​act of ​leaving a ​place to show that you are ​unhappy, or (of ​workers) the ​act of ​stoppingwork because of a ​disagreement with ​management: Some ​people who were ​unhappy with the ​changes staged a walkout during the ​meeting. The ​airlinebarelyaverted a walkout by ​flightattendants this past ​June.
(Definition of walkout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"walkout" in Business English

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walkoutnoun [C, usually singular]

(also walk-out) uk   us   /ˈwɔːkaʊt/
HR, WORKPLACE a ​situation in which ​workersrefuse 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 ​crewstaged 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 ​peopleleave a ​meeting to show that they do not ​agree with something: The ​meetingended in a walkout by the ​unionnegotiators.
(Definition of walkout from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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