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furlough

fur·lough

furlough

 
pronunciation:
fuhr lo
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a leave of absence or vacation for an enlisted person in the military.
definition 2: a temporary dismissal of an employee because of a lack of work or other economic reasons; layoff.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: furloughed, furloughing, furloughs
definition 1: to grant (someone) a furlough.
definition 2: to lay off (an employee).