Furlough - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɜːrləʊ|  American pronunciation of the word furlough
Brit.  |ˈfɜːləʊ|  British pronunciation of the word furlough

noun

- a temporary leave of absence from military duty

verb

- dismiss, usually for economic reasons (syn: lay off)
- grant a leave to
The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children

Extra examples

Each employee will have a one-day furlough every month.

...the landscaping company usually has to put most of its personnel on furlough during the extremely slow winter months...

The company will consider furloughing a small number of workers.

Morton stabbed the man while on furlough.

280,000 federal workers have been furloughed.

The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: furlough
he/she/it: furloughs
present participle: furloughing
past tense: furloughed
past participle: furloughed
noun
singular: furlough
plural: furloughs
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