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Noun: furlough  fur-low
  1. A temporary leave of absence from military duty
Verb: furlough  fur-low
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Dismiss, usually for economic reasons
    "She was furloughed together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized";
    - lay off
  2. Grant a leave to
    "The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"

Derived forms: furloughed, furloughs, furloughing

Type of: allow, can [N. Amer, informal], countenance, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe [informal], give the sack, leave, leave of absence, let, permit, sack, send away, terminate

Encyclopedia: Furlough