- 1) ADJ: usu v-link ADJ AWOL is an abbreviation for `absent without leave'. If someone in the Armed Forces goes AWOL, they leave their post without the permission of a superior officer.
The troops went AWOL to express their complaints about the camp.2) ADJ: usu v-link ADJ If you say that someone has gone AWOL, you mean that they have disappeared without telling anyone where they were going. [INFORMAL]
His real father had gone AWOL about 17 years earlier, and after that his mother had remarried.
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AWOL — / ā ˌwȯl, ā ˌdə bəl ˌyü ˌō el/ abbrabsent without leave Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. AWOL … Law dictionary
AWOL — • AWOL • go AWOL • absent without leave adj Absent without permission; used mostly in the military. Jack left Fort Sheridan without asking his commanding officer, and was punished for going AWOL … Словарь американских идиом
AWOL — ☆ AWOL or awol [ā′wôl΄ ] adj., adv. ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE n. one who is AWOL … English World dictionary
AWOL — [ˌeı ˌdʌbəlju: əu ˈel, ˈeıwɔl US ou , ˈeıwo:l] adj absent without leave absent from somewhere without permission, especially from the army ▪ Two soldiers had gone AWOL the night before … Dictionary of contemporary English
AWOL — [ eı,wɔl ] adjective 1. ) absent without leave: if someone such as a soldier goes AWOL, they leave the place where they are working without permission 2. ) BRITISH INFORMAL lost or missing … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
AWOL — • AWOL • absent without official leave самовольная отлучка, самоволка (аpм.) Don was demoted from corрoral to рrivate because he had been AWOL … Idioms and examples
awol — stands for Absent Without Leave , or Absent Without Official Leave . Orignially a military term, it is used when someone has gone missing without telling anyone or asking for permission … The small dictionary of idiomes
Awöl — (Aweel) so v.w. Awehl … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
awol — also a.w.o.l., military acronym for absent without leave. The o seems to be there mostly so the acronym can be pronounced as a word. In U.S. military use at least from World War II, popular use by 1960 … Etymology dictionary
AWOL — (absent without leave) absent from military duties without authorization … English contemporary dictionary
aWOL — AWOL stands for Absent Without Leave , or Absent Without Official Leave . Orignially a military term, it is used when someone has gone missing without telling anyone or asking for permission. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions