Walk out on someone!

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Walk out on someone

Does this expression mean to give someone up or to leave someone?
 

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It means to leave them.

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There is no suggestion of anger. It simply means to abandon someone (usually a partner).

I could not agree more. UsingEnglish seems to have added something more though - that must be a typo
 

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Thanks indeed.
 

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I want to emphasize that 'walk out' doesn't only mean 'leave' as in breaking up a relationship. Sometimes it literally means 'walk out'.

At the United Nations today, the delegation from country A walked out on the speaker from country B in protest of what she was saying.
 

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You can't walk out on the contract, or you could be taken to court.

walk out on = repudiate

She walked out on her husband and children.

walk iut = leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval

The customer that was not served walked out.

walk out = leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval

The electricians have walked out, and will stay out until their demands are met.

walk out = stop work in order to press demands

The footman and the cook have been walking out for several months now.

walk out for = make love to


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You can't walk out on the contract, or you could be taken to court.

walk out on = repudiate

She walked out on her husband and children.

walk iut = leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval

The customer that was not served walked out.

walk out = leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval

The electricians have walked out, and will stay out until their demands are met.

walk out = stop work in order to press demands

The footman and the cook have been walking out for several months now.

walk out for = make love to


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V.

Thank you for the excellent examples. This is the first time I have seen it used to mean "make love to," however. Is that an idiom in a particular country?
 
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Hi kfredson,

In my humble opinion there are also a few other expressions that are very close to the key phrase but this is how matters stand at least in my area.

walk out for = pay court to, make advances to, go about with someone, carry on with someone
= mingle with, be in touch, be friends with

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Hi kfredson,

In my humble opinion there are also a few other expressions that are very close to the key phrase but this is how matters stand at least in my area.

walk out for = pay court to, make advances to, go about with someone, carry on with someone
= mingle with, be in touch, be friends with

Regards,

V.

Thank you for the additional examples. These, too, have escaped my notice over the years. Maybe it is a matter of age or perhaps they are used in other countries. I will be careful how I use this expression from now on so as to avoid misunderstandings!
 

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You can't walk out on the contract, or you could be taken to court.

walk out on = repudiate

She walked out on her husband and children.

walk iut = leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval

The customer that was not served walked out.

walk out = leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval

The electricians have walked out, and will stay out until their demands are met.

walk out = stop work in order to press demands

The footman and the cook have been walking out for several months now.

walk out for = make love to


Regards,


V.

What does "to walk out on a contract" exactly mean? To stop fulfilling one's contractual obligations? Or to terminate a contract?

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What does "to walk out on a contract" exactly mean? To stop fulfilling one's contractual obligations? Or to terminate a contract?

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It means, as you say, to stop fulfilling one's contractual obligations. It implies that you have done so without legal authority and (ordinarily) can therefore be sued.
 
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