walk out

walk out
1. stop work in order to press demands (Freq. 2)

The auto workers are striking for higher wages


The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met

Syn: ↑strike
Derivationally related forms: ↑walkout, ↑strike (for: ↑strike), ↑striker (for: ↑strike)
Hypernyms: ↑protest, ↑resist, ↑dissent
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

2. leave abruptly, often in protest or anger (Freq. 1)

The customer that was not served walked out

Derivationally related forms: ↑walkout
Hypernyms: ↑leave, ↑go forth, ↑go away
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

3. leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval

She walked out on her husband and children

Hypernyms: ↑abandon, ↑forsake, ↑desolate, ↑desert
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s PP

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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