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leave

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1 a period during which the usual routine of school or work is suspended
  • The soldier was on leave for three days before having to report back to base.
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2 the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something
  • The editor gave the reporters leave to follow up on their initial investigation of the senator's fund-raising practices.
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3 the act of leaving a place
  • The party was clearly dying down, and it was time to take our leave.
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leave

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1 to cause to remain behind
  • You can leave your lunch in the refrigerator while we're outside.
  • starry-eyed lovers who promise never to leave one another
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walk away from, walk out on

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2 to give by means of a will
  • I'm going to leave all of my possessions to my children.
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3 to give up (a job or office)
  • He left his job in the city and moved out into the country.
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give notice

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4 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
  • Why don't you leave your watch with me while you swim?
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5 to end a usually intimate relationship with
  • didn't have the heart to leave him
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kiss good-bye

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6 to give permission to
  • Aw, leave him come!
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