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picket

2 verb
     
Related topics: Labour Relations, Unions, Army
picket2
1 [intransitive and transitive]BEL to stand or march in front of a shop, factory, government building etc to protest about something or to stop people from going in during a strike:
Protesters are still picketing outside the White House gates.
a group of picketing miners
2 [transitive]PMA to place soldiers around or near a place as guards
picketing noun [uncountable]
The new law will still allow peaceful picketing.

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