levant

verb le·vant \ lə-ˈvant \

Definition of levant

intransitive verb
chiefly British
:to run away from a debt

Origin and Etymology of levant

perhaps from Spanish levantar to break camp, ultimately from Latin levare


Levant

geographical name Le·vant \ lə-ˈvant \

Definition of Levant

the countries bordering on the eastern Mediterranean Sea often thought of as extending from Greece to Egypt

Levantine

play \ˈle-vən-ˌtīn, -ˌtēn, lə-ˈvan-\ adjective or noun

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