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verb [intransitive] British holiday pronunciation in British English /ˈhɒlɪdeɪ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleholidaying
past tenseholidayed
past participleholidayed
  1. to be on holiday in a particular place. The American word is vacation.
    holiday in/at:

    They’re holidaying in Corsica.



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