Furlough
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Furlough [fur-loh]

NOUN, VERB

Noun

  • A temporary layoff from work

Verb

  • To grant a leave of absence to
Example

“The government furloughed the workers for 2 months.”

“We took rest at a civil servant’s home that was on furlough.”

Synonyms

Lay off, Leave, Liberty, Downsizing, Shutdown

Antonyms

Callback, Recall, Reemployment, Rehire

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