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Definition of walk out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

walk out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

walk out

(informal)
 
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(of workers) to stop working in order to go on strike related noun walkout

walk out (of something)

 
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to leave a meeting, performance, etc. suddenly, especially in order to show your disapproval They hinted that they would walk out of the peace talks.

walk out (on somebody)

(informal)
 
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to suddenly leave someone that you are having a relationship with and that you have a responsibility for synonym desert How could she walk out on her kids?

walk out (on something)

(informal)
 
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to stop doing something that you have agreed to do before it is completed I never walk out on a job that's half done.
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