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English definition of “AWOL”


adjective [after verb] uk   /ˈeɪ.wɒl/ us    /-wɑːl/
abbreviation for absent without leave: describes a member of the armed forces who is away without permission: The pilot is serving 22 days' detention for going AWOL.The armed forces generally
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