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furlough

furlough

furlough - Dictionary definition and meaning for word furlough

Definition
(noun) a temporary leave of absence from military duty
Definition
(verb) dismiss, usually for economic reasons
Synonyms : lay off
Example Sentence
  • She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized

Definition
(verb) grant a leave to
Example Sentence
  • The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for furlough

FOR+LAUGH....Imagine that you are a soldier and your are saying to your senior that Sir I want to laugh with my family members and I want leave FORLAUGH....please consider my case
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by nileshdive

furl(roll)ough(ouch),you slipped,rolled and got hurt.you need leave from work
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by omniscient

it has got 2 meaning. temporary leave and temporary lay off. You take leave for laughing with family and once you go back you see that you are temporarily laid off.
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by biotechlover

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