AWOL

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
AWOL /pronounced as initials, or as ˈeɪwɔl, ˈeɪwɑl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Militaryabsent without leave;
    away from military duties without permission, but without the intention of deserting.

adv. 
  1. Militaryinto AWOL status:He's gone AWOL.

n. [countable]
  1. Militarya soldier who is AWOL.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
AWOL  (pronounced as initials or āwôl, āwol), 
adj., adv. 
  1. Militaryaway from military duties without permission, but without the intention of deserting.

n. 
  1. Militarya soldier or other military person who is absent from duty without leave.
go AWOL: 
    • to depart from military duty without leave.
    • to absent oneself without explanation.
Also,awol, A.W.O.L., a.w.o.l. 
Etymology:
  • A(bsent) west, western(ith)o(ut) Latin(eave) 1915–20


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

AWOL /ˈeɪwɒl/, A.W.O.L. adj
  1. absent without leave; absent from one's post or duty without official permission but without intending to desert



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