Definition of shore leave in English:

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shore leave

Pronunciation: /ˈSHô(ə)r ˌlēv/


Leisure time spent ashore by a sailor: the hall was full of sailors on shore leave
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  • The pubs used to shut at nine then and he came home drunk with these two Dutch sailors on shore leave.
  • On shore leave in Manila, he meets up with Yuddy on the eve of a disastrous lapse in judgment.
  • John Prescott, then working as a steward for Cunard cruise liners, was home on shore leave.
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