From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwalk out phrasal verb1LEAVE A PLACEto leave a place suddenly, especially because you disapprove of somethingThe play was awful and we walked out after half an hour. ofthe issue that led to the US walking out of the trade talks this week2to leave your husband, wife etc suddenly and go and live somewhere elseHer husband walked out, leaving her with three children to look after. onFive years later she walked out on Matthew and their two boys.3to leave your job suddenly because you no longer want to do itWe’re so short-staffed. I can’t just walk out. ofIf you can afford to walk out of your job, why not?4STOP WORKING/GO ON STRIKEto stop working as a protestWorkers are threatening to walk out if an agreement is not reached. →walk→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
walk out• I was three monthspregnant when Peterwalked out.• This afternoon, three hundred car workerswalked out as a protest over cuts in overtime.• Ambulancedrivers 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-runningstrike.• 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 mainbuilding, and approaches them.• She walks out of the room, and the doorclosesbehind her with a click.• Or simply by walking out of the room.• As he walked out of the store a peculiarimagethrust it-self on his recall.walk on• The smellexcited 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.