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vacation

noun

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a period during which the usual routine of school or work is suspended
  • area schools are on vacation that week in February so local ski resorts do a booming business

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vacation

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of vacation (Entry 2 of 2)

to take or spend a vacation
  • hoping to vacation in Spain this summer

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The first known use of vacation was in the 14th century

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“Vacation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/vacation. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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