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leaf
American English: /lif/
British English: /liːf/

Translation of leaf in Spanish:

noun plural leaves

  • 1 countable (of plant, tree) the trees are not in leaf yet
    los árboles no tienen hojas todavía
    the oak is coming into leaf
    el roble está echando hojas
    al roble le están saliendo hojas
    to shake o tremble like a leaf (before noun) leaf bud leaf spinach
    hojas (feminine plural) de espinaca
    (sin picar)
  • 2 countable (page, sheet) to take a leaf out of somebody's book
    seguir el ejemplo de alguien
    to turn (over) a new leaf
    reformarse
    hacer borrón y cuenta nueva

intransitive verb

  • (American English)
    echar hojas

Phrasal verbs

leaf through

verb + preposition + object
(catalog/magazine)

Definition of leaf in:

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