From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwalk out phrasal verb1 LEAVE A PLACEto leave a place suddenly, especially because you disapprove of something The play was awful and we walked out after half an hour. of the issue that led to the US walking out of the trade talks this week2 to leave your husband, wife etc suddenly and go and live somewhere else Her husband walked out, leaving her with three children to look after. on Five years later she walked out on Matthew and their two boys.3 to leave your job suddenly because you no longer want to do it We’re so short-staffed. I can’t just walk out. of If you can afford to walk out of your job, why not?4 STOP WORKING/GO ON STRIKEto stop working as a protest Workers are threatening to walk out if an agreement is not reached. → walk→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpuswalk out• I was three months pregnant when Peter walked out.• This afternoon, three hundred car workers walked out as a protest over cuts in overtime.• Ambulance drivers have threatened to walk out if their pay claim is rejected.• What started as a walk-out in a small factory in Manchester was to develop into a national and long-running strike.• Furious by now, I walked out, leaving him sitting there shocked and white-faced.• She remembered the day her father had walked out on them and how her mother had just sat on the stairs and cried.walk of• She walked out of the family home with the two unmarried daughters.• Finally I got up and walked out of the house toward the bush.• He had gone from shouting to silence, utter silence, and had walked out of the house.• A heavyset man walks out of the main building, and approaches them.• She walks out of the room, and the door closes behind her with a click.• Or simply by walking out of the room.• As he walked out of the store a peculiar image thrust it-self on his recall.walk on• The smell excited her like a pheromone, even now, three years after she had walked out on all that madness.• With six children to feed she felt unable to challenge him about his mistress lest he walked out on her for good.• The lady, according to Carter, had walked out on him some four years previously.• I didn't want her walking out on me, leaving me looking a fool!• He wouldn't have walked out on the family.• I walked out on the moors behind the house.• I packed a few things, then I walked out on the street and stole a car.• The suspense is cut through when he walks out on them.walk of• She walked out of the class-room knowing that she had given up her one chance of ever seeing her family again.• She walked out of the family home with the two unmarried daughters.• Finally I got up and walked out of the house toward the bush.• He had gone from shouting to silence, utter silence, and had walked out of the house.• A heavyset man walks out of the main building, and approaches them.• She walks out of the room, and the door closes behind her with a click.• Or simply by walking out of the room.