I must love you and leave you

Definition of I must love you and leave you

British, informal
used to say that one has to leave
  • I don't want to miss the last train, so I'm afraid I must love you and leave you.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : the 9th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. imaginary unit

  1. : the one who is speaking or writing — compare me, mine, my, we

  1. : someone aware of possessing a personal individuality : self

  1. iodine

  1. used as a connective vowel to join word elements especially of Latin origin

must play
  1. : be commanded or requested to

  2. : be urged to : ought by all means to

  3. : be compelled by physical necessity to : be required by immediate or future need or purpose to

  1. : an imperative need or duty : requirement

  2. : an indispensable item : essential

  1. : the expressed juice of fruit and especially grapes before and during fermentation

  1. : musk

  2. : mold, mustiness

love play
  1. : strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties

  2. : attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers

  3. : affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests

  1. : to hold dear : cherish

  2. : to feel a lover's passion, devotion, or tenderness for

  3. : caress

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one

leave play
  1. : bequeath, devise

  2. : to have remaining after one's death

  3. : to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. : permission to do something

  2. : authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

  3. : an act of leaving : departure

  1. : leaf


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