Definition of furlough verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    furlough

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈfɜːləʊ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrloʊ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they furlough
    BrE BrE//ˈfɜːləʊ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrloʊ//
     
    he / she / it furloughs
    BrE BrE//ˈfɜːləʊz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrloʊz//
     
    past simple furloughed
    BrE BrE//ˈfɜːləʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrloʊd//
     
    past participle furloughed
    BrE BrE//ˈfɜːləʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrloʊd//
     
    -ing form furloughing
    BrE BrE//ˈfɜːləʊɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːrloʊɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1furlough somebody to give somebody permission to leave their duties for a period of time, especially soldiers working in a foreign country
  2. 2furlough somebody (North American English) to give a prisoner permission to leave a prison for a period of time
  3. 3furlough somebody (North American English) to tell workers not to come to work for a period of time, usually because there is not enough money to pay them

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