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leave1 British & World English

Go away from

leave2 British & World English

Time when one has permission to be absent from work or from duty in the armed forces

leave3 British & World English

Put forth leaves

leave1 English Thesaurus

I left the hotel

leave2 English Thesaurus

the judge granted leave to appeal

leave of absence in leave2 British & World English

Time when one has permission to be absent from work or from duty in the armed forces

leave go British & World English

Remove one’s hold or grip

leave off British & World English

Discontinue (an activity)

rec leave British & World English

Leave from work for recreational purposes

way leave British & World English

A right of way granted by a landowner, generally in exchange for payment and typically for purposes such as the erection of telegraph wires or laying of pipes

leave in authorization English Thesaurus

they will require authorization from the Law Society or another regulator

leave in consent English Thesaurus

a change in the rules requires the consent of all members

leave in holiday English Thesaurus

she took a 10-day holiday

leave in leave2 English Thesaurus

the judge granted leave to appeal

leave in permission English Thesaurus

you must get permission from your manager for all absences

shore leave British & World English

Leisure time spent ashore by a sailor

sick leave British & World English

Leave of absence granted because of illness

family leave British & World English

An excused absence from work for the purpose of dealing with family matters, especially the birth or adoption of a child or to care for a sick parent or spouse

French leave British & World English

Absence from work or duty without permission

leave-taking British & World English

An act of saying goodbye

leave school British & World English

Finish one’s education

gardening leave British & World English

An employee’s suspension from work on full pay for the duration of a notice period, typically to prevent them from having any further influence on the organization or from accessing confidential information

maternity leave British & World English

A period of absence from work granted to a mother before and after the birth of her child

paternity leave British & World English

A period of absence from work granted to a father after or shortly before the birth of his child

by-your-leave British & World English

Request for permission

by your leave British & World English

With your permission

leave its mark British & World English

Have a lasting or significant effect

compassionate leave British & World English

A period of absence from work granted to someone as the result of particular personal circumstances, especially the death of a close relative

leave someone be British & World English

Refrain from disturbing or interfering with someone

leave someone cold British & World English

Fail to interest someone

leave it at that British & World English

Abstain from further comment or action

ticket of leave British & World English

A document granting certain concessions, especially leave, to a prisoner or convict who had served part of their time

beg British & World English

Ask formally for (permission to do something)

be left in leave1 British & World English

Remain to be used or dealt with

leave the door open British & World English

Ensure that there is still an opportunity for something

take it or leave it British & World English

Said to express that the offer one has made is not negotiable and that one is indifferent to another’s reaction to it

leave something to in leave1 British & World English

Entrust a decision, choice, or action to (someone else, especially someone considered better qualified)

unsaid2 British & World English

Not said or uttered

leave someone/thing alone British & World English

Abandon or desert someone or something

leave no stone unturned British & World English

Try every possible course of action in order to achieve something

leave much to be desired British & World English

Be highly unsatisfactory

take leave to do something British & World English

Venture or presume to do something


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