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

 

vacation

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//vəˈkeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈkeɪʃn//
 
; BrE BrE//veɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//veɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vacation
BrE BrE//vəˈkeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈkeɪʃn//
 
; BrE BrE//veɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//veɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
he / she / it vacations
BrE BrE//vəˈkeɪʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈkeɪʃnz//
 
; BrE BrE//veɪˈkeɪʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//veɪˈkeɪʃnz//
 
past simple vacationed
BrE BrE//vəˈkeɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈkeɪʃnd//
 
; BrE BrE//veɪˈkeɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//veɪˈkeɪʃnd//
 
past participle vacationed
BrE BrE//vəˈkeɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈkeɪʃnd//
 
; BrE BrE//veɪˈkeɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//veɪˈkeɪʃnd//
 
-ing form vacationing
BrE BrE//vəˈkeɪʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈkeɪʃnɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//veɪˈkeɪʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//veɪˈkeɪʃnɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (North American English) (British English holiday) to spend a holiday somewhere They are currently vacationing in Florida. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin vacatio(n-), from vacare ‘be unoccupied’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vacation

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