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Definition

[n] the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"
[n] permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak"
[n] the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother"
[v] leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking; "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone"; "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"
[v] be survived by after one's death; "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
[v] leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"
[v] go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness; "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind"
[v] go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
[v] move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"
[v] leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate"
[v] tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"
[v] put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care"
[v] remove oneself from an association with or participation in; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"
[v] result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
[v] make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"
[v] act or be so as to become in a specified state; "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless"
[v] have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"


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