Definition of lay-off noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  1. 1an act of making people unemployed because there is no more work left for them to do lay-offs in the factory See related entries: Unemployment, Running a business
  2. 2a period of time when somebody is not working or not doing something that they normally do regularly an eight-week lay-off with a broken leg See related entries: Running a business

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