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English verb: walk out

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

SamplesThe auto workers are striking for higher wages.
The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)dissent, protest, resist

2. walk out (motion) leave abruptly, often in protest or anger

SamplesThe customer that was not served walked out.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave

3. walk out (cognition) leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval

SamplesShe walked out on her husband and children.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)abandon, desert, desolate, forsake

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