Synonyms for (verb) lay off

Synonyms: lay off, furlough

Definition: dismiss, usually for economic reasons

Usage: She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized

Similar words: can, dismiss, displace, send away, sack, terminate, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack

Definition: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

Usage: The boss fired his secretary today; The company terminated 25% of its workers