leave

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  • I leave to-night to place myself at the head of the army. Cited from Private Life of Napoleon, V11, by Constant
  • His goal complete, he is free to leave the world of the living.
  • He asked his parents if he could leave school to become an actor.
  • After his return he left active service but remained at half pay.
  • However, he was asked to leave at the end of the year.
  • The bridge is now left in the open position as shown.
  • He was often used at left back however and could play as a left wing-back.
  • The right corner forward is generally marked by the left corner back.
  • As far as possible, things were left in the original state.
  • Almost all of this population left during the war of independence or immediately after its end.
  • He started left corner forward on all three of those sides.
  • The latter two together supply the left side of the same regions.
  • In the subsequent championship he became a regular at left wing-back.
  • His mother was left to bring up her two children with relatively little income.
  • The show eventually left free-to-air television in Australia in the 1970s.
  • He can operate either as a left back or left wing-back.
  • He felt the best course for him was to take a two-month leave of absence.
  • His father died two months after he was born, leaving his mother a widow.
  • His father died when he was two years old, leaving the family struggling.
  • We leave to-night after an early dinner, and I will get to work again. Cited from The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, by Walter Scott
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Meaning of leave

  • noun The period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun Permission to do something
    she was granted leave to speak
  • verb Go away from a place
    At what time does your train leave?, She didn't leave until midnight, The ship leaves at midnight
  • verb Go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
    She left a mess when she moved out, His good luck finally left him, her husband left her after 20 years of marriage, she wept thinking she had been left behind
  • verb Act or be so as to become in a specified state
    The inflation left them penniless, The president's remarks left us speechless
  • verb Leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
    leave it as is, leave the young fawn alone, leave the flowers that you see in the park behind
  • verb Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
    This leaves no room for improvement, The evidence allows only one conclusion, allow for mistakes, leave lots of time for the trip, This procedure provides for lots of leeway
  • verb Have as a result or residue
    The water left a mark on the silk dress, Her blood left a stain on the napkin
  • verb Remove oneself from an association with or participation in
    She wants to leave, The teenager left home, She left her position with the Red Cross, He left the Senate after two terms, after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes
  • verb Have left or have as a remainder
    That left the four of us, 19 minus 8 leaves 11
  • verb Be survived by after one's death
    He left six children, At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats