walk out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
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.

See also main entry: walk