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Synonyms of leaf in English:


  • 1 sycamore leaves
    flag, needle, pad, blade, bract, leaflet
    technical cotyledon, foliole
  • 2 as he handled the book, a sheaf of loose leaves fell from the back
  • Phrases

    turn over a new leaf
    I see fatherhood as a chance to turn over a new leaf
    [Antonyms] backslide
    reform, improve, amend;
    mend one's ways, become a better person, change completely, make a fresh start, change for the better, reconstruct oneself
    informal go straight, get back on the straight and narrow


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  • 1 he leafed through a pile of documents
    flick, flip, thumb, skim, browse, glance, look, riffle;
    read, scan, dip into, run one's eye over, have a look at, peruse
  • 2 many plants need a period of dormancy before they leaf and flower
    put out leaves, bud, burst into leaves
    rare foliate
  • Word links

    phyllo- related prefix, as in phylloxera
    -phyll related suffix, as in chlorophyll
    foliar relating to leaves
    foliaceous resembling leaves
    foliate decorated like leaves
    folivorous, phyllophagous leaf-eating
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