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(of a place or location) To go or get away from
“We've got to make a decision. Leave this town tonight or live and die this way.”
To set off on a journey
“It was time to leave on our holiday and we were really excited.”
(of a person or object) To leave behind
“Karl would leave his wife for a younger woman, a move that would be condemned by virtually the entire nation.”
To trust to the care of
“I would feel confident to leave the completion of this project in your care.”
To give, especially by way of a will after one's passing
“He would leave everything to his wife and family after his death.”
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.”
(of an object or person) To put in a specific location
“You can leave your coat on the rack next to the door.”
To delay taking action
“That's not really important. We can leave that for later.”
To stop taking action
“You have to leave your nosing around in other people's affairs right now.”
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.”
To lose by inadvertently leaving behind
“Be careful not to leave your handbag on the train.”
To allow to continue
“Nothing is broken. Let's just leave things as they are.”
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.”
The act of leaving a place
“Our former manager's leave from the company was decidedly acrimonious.”
(dated or law) Consent, usually formal in nature from an authority
“Why must it be necessary to seek leave to do as I please?”
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