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vacation

noun [C, U]
 
 
/vəˈkeɪʃən/ US  /veɪˈkeɪʃən/
AWAY FROM HOME US ( UK holiday) a period of time when you are not at home but are staying somewhere else for enjoyment: We're taking a vacation in Florida. We met Bob and Wendi on vacation.Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostelsSpecific periods of time
AWAY FROM WORK mainly US a period of the year when schools or colleges are closed: the summer vacation He's on vacation for three months.Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostelsTime off workSpecific periods of timeNot going to school
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