jet lag Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"jet lag" in British English

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jet lagnoun [U]

uk   us  
the ​feeling of ​tiredness and ​confusion that ​peopleexperience after making a ​longjourney by ​plane to a ​place where the ​time is different from the ​place they ​left: Every ​time I ​fly to the States, I get really ​badjetlag.
jet-lagged
adjective uk   us   /ˈdʒet.læɡd/
(Definition of jet lag from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jet lag" in American English

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jet lagnoun [U]

 /ˈdʒet ˌlæɡ/
the ​feeling of being ​tired that you ​experience after a ​longflight to a ​place where the ​time is different from the ​place that you ​left
(Definition of jet lag from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"jet lag" in Business English

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jet lagnoun [U]

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TRANSPORT a ​feeling of tiredness that a ​person gets after ​travelling a ​long distance through different timezones by ​plane: When ​traveling on ​business, ​schedule in some ​time to ​allow yourself to get over the ​effects of jet ​lag. `
(Definition of jet lag from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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