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Definitions of leave:

  • noun:   permission to do something
    Example: "She was granted leave to speak"
  • noun:   the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    Example: "A ten day's leave to visit his mother"
  • noun:   the act of departing politely
    Example: "He took his leave"
  • verb:   remove oneself from an association with or participation in
    Example: "She wants to leave"
  • verb:   result in
  • verb:   make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
    Example: "This leaves no room for improvement"
  • verb:   act or be so as to become in a specified state
  • verb:   have left or have as a remainder
    Example: "19 minus 8 leaves 11"
  • verb:   be survived by after one's death
  • verb:   go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
  • verb:   leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
    Example: "Leave it as is"
  • verb:   go away from a place
    Example: "At what time does your train leave?"
  • verb:   tell or deposit (information) knowledge
    Example: "Leave your name and address here"
  • verb:   put into the care or protection of someone
    Example: "Leave your child the nurse's care"
  • verb:   leave behind unintentionally
  • verb:   leave or give by will after one's death
  • verb:   move out of or depart from
    Example: "Leave the room"


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