English

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

     

    lay-off

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈleɪ ɒf//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈleɪ ɔːf//
     
    , NAmE//ˈleɪ ɑːf//
     
    Unemployment, Running a business
     
    jump to other results
  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

Other results

All matches
Phrasal verbs