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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

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

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 go British & World English

Remove one’s hold or grip

leave off British & World English

Discontinue (an activity)

sick leave British & World English

Leave of absence granted because of illness

shore leave British & World English

Leisure time spent ashore by a sailor

leave school British & World English

Finish one’s education

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

paternity leave British & World English

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

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

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

leave go in leave1 British & World English

Remove one’s hold or grip

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

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

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

leave off in leave1 British & World English

Discontinue (an activity)

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 school in school1 British & World English

Finish one’s education

leave someone be in leave1 British & World English

Refrain from disturbing or interfering with someone

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 its mark in mark1 British & World English

Have a lasting or significant effect

take leave of one's senses British & World English

(In hyperbolic use) go mad

leave someone/thing standing British & World English

Be much better or make much faster progress than someone or something else

leave someone/thing alone in alone British & World English

Abandon or desert someone or something

let someone/thing alone in alone British & World English

Stop disturbing, interfering with, or trying to improve someone or 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

beg British & World English

Ask formally for (permission to do something)


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