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AWOL

adjective [after verb] uk   /ˈeɪ.wɒl/ us    /-wɑːl/
abbreviation for absent without leave: used to say that a member of the armed forces is away without permission: The pilot is serving 22 days' detention for going AWOL.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 擅離職守的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 擅离职守的…
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