Definition of gap year in English:

gap year

Syllabification: gap year


chiefly British
  • A period, typically an academic year, taken by a student as a break between secondary school and higher education.
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    • 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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