play truant


British, informal
: to miss school without permission

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Recent Examples on the Web Shara is allowed to play truant from the protests. Han Ong, The New Yorker, 18 July 2022

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“Play truant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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