vacation


vacation
noun ⇨ See also ↑holiday
1 (AmE) period of time away from home for pleasure
ADJECTIVE
summer, winter

The sisters are on summer vacation with their family.

annual
three-day, two-week, etc.
month-long, week-long, etc.
extended, long

I may go on an extended vacation to Bermuda.

little, short

She needed a little vacation to clear her head.

all-inclusive
family
beach, cruise, golf, ski
exotic, tropical
Caribbean, European, etc.
great, nice
relaxing
dream, perfect

A Nile cruise is high on my list of dream vacations.

well-deserved
working

The President cut short his working vacation by two days.

real

He hadn't taken a real vacation in years.

VERB + VACATION
get, go on, have, take

She took a well-deserved vacation to Mexico.

spend

She was going to spend her vacation in Hawaii all by herself.

come back from, get back from, return from
plan
book
cancel
could use, need
enjoy
ruin

I hope the bad weather didn't ruin your vacation.

VACATION + NOUN
trip
destination, resort, spot

Orlando is a popular vacation resort for British tourists.

cottage, home, house, property, villa
plans
photos, pictures
season
PREPOSITION
on vacation
2 (esp. AmE) period of rest from work/school
ADJECTIVE
school
paid

Military personnel receive a month of paid vacation.

spring, summer, winter
annual
month-long, week-long, etc.
one-month, two-week, etc.

Students had a two-week vacation at the end of December.

long

The long summer vacation breaks the rhythm of instruction.

VERB + VACATION
use
VACATION + NOUN
day, leave, time

Employees no longer have a fixed number of vacation days.

I wasn't able to use all of my vacation time last year.

I have put in for vacation time.

pay
PREPOSITION
on vacation

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