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English noun: furlough

1. furlough (time) a temporary leave of absence from military duty

Broader (hypernym)leave, leave of absence

English verb: furlough

1. furlough (social) dismiss, usually for economic reasons

SamplesShe was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized.

Synonymslay off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate

Narrower (hyponym)downsize

2. furlough (communication) grant a leave to

SamplesThe prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit

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