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AWOL

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈeɪ·wɔl/  /ˌeɪˌdʌb·əl·juˌoʊˈel/ us  
abbreviation for away without offical leave (= absent without permission): The corporal went AWOL, and we haven’t seen him since. Note: Used esp. about soldiers.
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