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gap year

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Definition of gap year in English:


chiefly British
A period, typically an academic year, taken by a student as a break between school and university or college education.
Example sentences
  • Tara, 19, from north London, had a gap year before university.
  • He is taking a gap year between school and university, and is currently working as a spiked intern.
  • Lots of students now take a gap year and use it to travel or work abroad.

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