leave (someone) (with) no option

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Definition of leave (someone) (with) no option

: to force (someone) to do something specified
  • The situation left us no option— we had to move.
  • They were left with no option but to sell their car.

Word by Word Definitions

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

option play
  1. : an act of choosing

  2. : the power or right to choose : freedom of choice

  3. : a privilege of demanding fulfillment of a contract on any day within a specified time

  1. : to grant or take an option on

  2. : to acquire the exclusive right to use (an author's work) as the basis for a motion picture


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