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AWOL

adjective [after verb]     /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
(Definition of AWOL adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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