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Definitions and Synonyms of furlough | Another word for furlough | What is furlough?

Definition 1: a temporary leave of absence from military duty - [noun denoting time]

(furlough is a kind of ...) the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty

"a ten day's leave to visit his mother"

Definition 2: grant a leave to - [verb of communication]

Samples where furlough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children

(furlough is a kind of ...) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

Samples where furlough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized

Synonyms for furlough in the sense of this definition

(furlough is a kind of ...) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

"The boss fired his secretary today" "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

(... is a kind of furlough ) dismiss from work

"three secretaries were downsized during the financial crisis"

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