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Noun: furlough  fur-low
  1. A period of unpaid time off, used to reduce costs to the employer
  2. A temporary leave of absence from military duty
Verb: furlough  fur-low
  1. [N. Amer] Dismiss, usually for economic reasons
    "She was furloughed together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized";
    - lay off
  2. [N. Amer] Grant a leave to
    "The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"
  3. Put at employee on unpaid leave to reduce costs

Derived forms: furloughing, furloughed, furloughs

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