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vacation

noun uk   /veɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us  
A1 [C or U] US ( UK holiday) a time when someone does not go to work or school but is free to do what they want, such as travel or relax: We're taking a vacation in June. They went to Europe on vacation. I've still got some vacation left before the end of the year. [C] mainly US ( UK informal vac) a period of the year when schools or colleges are closed, or when law courts do not operate: the Christmas/Easter/summer/long vacation
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verb [I] uk   US ( UK holiday) us  
Remember that time we were vacationing in Vermont?
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