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(of a place or location) To go or get away from
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“We've got to make a decision. Leave this town tonight or live and die this way.”
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To set off on a journey
“It was time to leave for our holiday, and we were really excited.”
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(of a person or object) To leave behind
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“Karl would leave his wife for a younger woman, a move that would be condemned by virtually the entire nation.”
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To trust to the care of
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“I would feel confident to leave the completion of this project in your care.”
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To give, especially by way of a will after one's passing
“He would leave everything to his wife and family after his death.”
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To cause to remain as a trace or record
“My inelegant eating habits, in combination with last night's pasta, would leave several greasy stains on my favorite shirt.”
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(of an object or person) To put in a specific location
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“You can leave your coat on the rack next to the door.”
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To delay taking action
“That's not really important. We can leave that for later.”
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To stop taking action
“You have to leave your nosing around in other people's affairs right now.”
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To stop attending or belonging to a particular organization or institution
“Bill would leave Harvard to found one of the most successful software companies of all time.”
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To lose by inadvertently leaving behind
“Be careful not to leave your handbag on the train.”
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To allow to continue
“Nothing is broken. Let's just leave things as they are.”
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To transfer the possession of something to someone
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To let someone down by abandoning or neglecting them
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To set aside or reserve for a particular purpose
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To make possible or attainable
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To impose inaction of work in order to force an employer to agree to demands
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Saddle with
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Leave a ship, aircraft, or train
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To cause to become
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Go or cause to go in different directions
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Leave one road in order to join another
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To leave or go out of (a place)
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To surpass something or somebody else, so as to appear to be in a higher class
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To cause to feel less close or friendly
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Exclude oneself
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To unload or discharge, typically cargo
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Fail to notice
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To divide into two or more branches
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Be deprived of a close relation or friend through their death
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Get going
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Stop resisting to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority
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A period of time when one has permission to be absent from work or duty
“Please do not bother me with work-related queries while I am on leave.”
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The act of leaving or exiting a place or vicinity
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“Our former manager's leave from the company was decidedly acrimonious.”
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(dated or law) Consent, usually formal in nature from an authority
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“Why must it be necessary to seek leave to do as I please?”
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The state of not being at a particular place, especially when one's attendance is expected
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A pause or interval
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The act of estranging
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The entitlement
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The giving or delegation of power; authority
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A break from work
Interjection
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