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British pronunciation/lˈiːv/
American pronunciation/ˈɫiv/
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to go away from somewhere

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to leave definition and meaning
1.1

to neglect or forget to take someone or something before going away from a place

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I left my sunglasses on the beach.
Oops, I left my backpack on the train.
The couple left their bikes at the park and walked home instead.
I accidentally left my keys at home when I rushed out this morning.
1.2

to stop living, working, or being a part of a particular place or group

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He decided to leave his job and pursue a new career.
After graduating high school, she left home to attend college.
The teacher's announcement to leave the school surprised the students.
1.3

to abandon one's wife, husband, or partner with no plan of returning

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He left his wife for another woman.
He left his wife and children without warning.
After years of unhappiness, she decided to leave her husband.
I couldn't bring myself to confess because I feared you would leave me.
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to refrain from interfering or disturbing someone or something by allowing them to remain in a particular place, condition, etc.

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to have a surviving family member who continue to live after one's death

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When John passed away, he left two adult sons and a daughter-in-law.
The deceased leaves a devoted partner and a newborn baby.
Sarah left a loving family who will cherish her memory.
2.2

to give someone something, particularly money and wealth, after one's death

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The generous millionaire left his entire fortune to his beloved nephew.
John's uncle left him a valuable collection of rare coins.
In his will, he left a substantial amount of money to his favorite charity.
Martha's grandmother left her a vintage necklace as a cherished heirloom.
Jane's will ensured that she left her estate to her surviving relatives.
2.3

to make something be seen, heard, or noticed by delivering, writing or recording something

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A multitude of fans left comments on the artist's social media post.
I left a voicemail for you on your phone.
Someone left a message for you on the answering machine.
Leave a note on the fridge to remind yourself of the appointment.
Leave a message on his voicemail explaining the situation.
2.4

to let someone deal with something in one's place

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Please leave the decision-making to the experts in this matter.
They didn't leave anything to luck.
I'll leave the task to you while I attend the meeting.
Can I leave it to you to handle the customer complaint?
2.5

to cause something to remain as a result

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She left a lipstick stain on the coffee mug.
The muddy shoes left tracks on the freshly cleaned carpet.
His words left a lasting impact on me.
2.6

(in mathematics) to have a certain amount remaining

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Taking away 4 from 9 leaves a remainder of 5.
2.7

to refrain from doing or dealing with something

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My son leaves studying for tests until the night before.
Leave the laundry, I'll take care of it tomorrow.
Let's leave the issue for now and discuss it later.
She leaves organizing her paperwork until the day it's due.
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a timespan during which one is allowed to be absent from their duty or job

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the act of departing politely

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formal permission to do something

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They will leave for their vacation tomorrow morning.
The bus will leave in five minutes, so be quick!
I need to leave for the airport in an hour.
She decided to leave the party because it was too crowded.
His masterful performance on the piano left the audience in awe of his talent.
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