1. furlough, leave, leave of absence

usage: a temporary leave of absence from military duty


1. furlough, lay off, displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate

usage: dismiss, usually for economic reasons; "She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"

2. furlough, permit, allow, let, countenance

usage: grant a leave to; "The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"

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