furlough Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"furlough" in British English

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furloughnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɜː.ləʊ/  us   /ˈfɝː.loʊ/ US
a ​period of ​time that a ​worker or a ​soldier is ​allowed to be ​absent, ​especially to ​returntemporarily to ​their own ​town or ​country

furloughverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɜː.ləʊ/  us   /ˈfɝː.loʊ/ US
to ​allow or ​force someone to be ​absenttemporarily from ​work: After ​safetyconcerns, the ​company furloughed all 4,000 of ​itsemployees.
(Definition of furlough from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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furloughnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɜr·loʊ/
a ​timeallowed for a ​person to be ​absent, esp. from the ​army or a ​prison: I’m ​home on furlough.
(Definition of furlough from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “furlough”
in Chinese (Simplified) (员工或军人的)休假,探亲假…
in Chinese (Traditional) (員工或軍人的)休假,探親假…
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