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levant1

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Pronunciation: /lɪˈvant
 
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verb

[no object] archaic
Run away, typically leaving unpaid debts: the clerk had levanted before his employer returned from America
More example sentences
  • Clutching same, he levanted from Paris and headed for the US via London.

Origin

early 17th century: perhaps from Levant: compare with French faire voile en Levant 'be stolen or spirited away', literally 'set sail for the Levant'.

Words that rhyme with levant

ant, Brabant, Brandt, brant, cant, enceinte, extant, gallant, Kant, pant, pointe, pointes, rant, scant

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Levant2

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Pronunciation: /lɪˈvant
 
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archaic
The eastern part of the Mediterranean with its islands and neighbouring countries.

Origin

late 15th century: from French, literally 'rising', present participle of lever 'to lift' used as a noun in the sense 'point of sunrise, east'.

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