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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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break, holiday [chiefly British], hols [British], recess, vacation

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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 weʼre 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

  • Iʼm 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 donʼt you leave your watch with me while you swim?
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5 to end a usually intimate relationship with

  • is there ever a good way to leave a lover?
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kiss good-bye

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6 to give permission to

  • aw, leave him come
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