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vacationnoun [C/U]

 us   /veɪˈkeɪ·ʃən, və-/
a period of time to relax or travel for pleasure instead of doing your usual work or school activities: [C] The family had just left for a vacation in the Bahamas. [U] We always went on vacation in August.
vacation
verb [I always + adv/prep]  us   /veɪˈkeɪ·ʃən, və-/
He was vacationing in San Francisco.
vacationer
noun [C]  us   /veɪˈkeɪ·ʃə·nər, və-/
Tourists and winter vacationers are now key to the economy.
(Definition of vacation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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vacationnoun

uk   /veɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /veɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
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 time 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 Thanksgiving/Christmas/Easter/summer vacationUK the long vacation (= in the summer)

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vacation
verb [I] uk   us   US (UK holiday)
Remember that time we were vacationing in Vermont?
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vacationnoun

uk   /vəˈkeɪʃən/  us   /veɪˈkeɪʃən/
[C or U] US HR a holiday from work, especially when you are travelling away from home: I'm planning to take a vacation in the spring. The President is on vacation with his family. Benefits include 28 days of paid vacation.vacation days/pay/time The job comes with a pension plan and vacation pay. a week's/month's/10-day vacation
[C] a period at particular times of the year when courts of law are closed, and universities and colleges are closed for teaching: I did work experience with a local company during the summer vacation.
(Definition of vacation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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