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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theywalk out
he/she/itwalks out
present participlewalking out
past tensewalked out
past participlewalked out
  1. 1
    to suddenly leave a person who needs you or a situation that depends on you
    Her husband had walked out on her a year before.
    I was afraid you’d walk out of my life again.
  2. 2
    to stop working as a way of protesting about something
    All the workers walked out on Friday night.
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