go AWOL

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go AWOL

To go missing suddenly and without warning. "AWOL" is an acronym for "absent without leave." It is originally a military phrase for one who leaves their post or duties without permission but without intention to desert. The printer from the third floor has gone AWOL—does anyone know where it went? Jerry went AWOL after a few drinks. None of us even knew he had left until half an hour later.
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go AWOL

to become absent without leave. (Originally military.) Private Smith went AWOL last Wednesday. Now he's in a military prison. Tom went AWOL and finally we had to fire him.
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go ˈAWOL

go missing without permission or explanation: He’s gone AWOL.The guitarist suddenly went AWOL in the middle of the tour.
This expression is used in the armed forces when someone has left their group without permission. It stands for Absent WithOut Leave.
See also: AWOL, go
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Villa target Marvelous AWOL from Brugge VILLA target Marvelous Nakamba has gone AWOL in a bid to force through a move away from Club Brugge.
A member of the Philippine Army who had gone Awol (absent without leave) was arrested for drugs by Quezon City policemen on Tuesday night.
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HUNDREDS of military personnel who have gone AWOL in the past nine years are still missing.
HUNDREDS of troops who have gone AWOL in the past nine years are still missing.
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