Adjective "leave" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Go away from.
  1. no object 'we were almost the last to leave'
  2. 'The buses leave just about every hour on the hour.'
  3. 'Danny smiled at her for a minute then left to go get himself a drink and a snack.'
  4. 'Then I remembered the bus is leaving early now at 3: 30.'
  5. 'A young college teacher leaves China for the United States in search of a better future.'
  6. 'Our train leaves early in the morning, and this is the only time we could do it.'
  7. 'It has only one thing going for it and a lot of people travel a long way to visit it - only to leave a little disappointed.'
  8. 'The driver and passengers then left immediately for a vacation with injuries.'
  9. 'After the bus leaves at dawn, the analyst and his wife suddenly begin to smile and even laugh.'
  10. 'We have new exit procedures for leaving the Elmsleigh car park, but it does not help vehicles to leave.'
  11. 'But there's a train leaving right now, and I've become quickly addicted to not hanging around.'
  12. 'at the age of sixteen he left home'
  13. 'It was possibly the first time I had done anything like that since leaving high school.'
  14. 'In the end I decided I had no choice but to leave the training school and offer my services as a spy to another group.'
  15. 'After leaving college, Pegg headed to Bristol University with notions of treading the boards.'
  16. 'He left the University as a probationer, but he was not ordained at this stage.'
  17. 'He was taught by Eckersberg from whom he continued to learn after leaving the Academy in 1832.'
  18. 'After leaving primary school he went to Norwood College, a public school at Sedbergh not far from Kendal.'
  19. 'Upon denial of her promotion, she leaves the University in a swarm of anger.'
  20. 'All parents of students leaving primary school in June are invited to attend along with their children.'
  21. 'Robin leaves the School in the autumn after sixteen years to retire in South West France, with his wife, Verna.'
  22. 'He leaves high school shy of graduation to work in his grandfather's bank.'
Allow or cause to remain.
  1. 'Additionally, if you leave an empty non-stick pan on a hot burner too long, you can roast the surface.'
  2. 'we've even got one of the Christmas puddings left over from last year'
  3. 'As he had finished the last bit he left her a note on some of the parchment that was left over.'
  4. 'Very little money will be left over for farmers who intend to apply for the schemes this year.'
  5. 'The coach will hope just enough of Rudolph's magical dust is left behind to sprinkle on his team.'
  6. 'It works by securing the cord on the curtain tape that is left over after the curtains are gathered.'
  7. 'Planning means things are not left to chance and you will be more likely to be what you want to do rather than what is left over.'
  8. 'I actually found a disused military shelter left over from WWII near my house the other day.'
  9. 'The mess is left behind when they go, and the local council has to deal with it.'
  10. 'Any sum that happens to be left over when a child reaches maturity is not liable to tax.'
  11. 'This compromise gives more certainty that more money will be left over for residents in the two areas.'
  12. 'The four cards that are left over at the end of the deal are set aside until the end of the hand.'
  13. 'we had not left any of our belongings behind'
  14. 'Her painted purple lips moved noiselessly in the dark as the city was left behind.'
  15. 'Since she was young, it may be that both ovaries were left behind at the time of hysterectomy.'
  16. 'The decision to leave was very hard: pupils, friends, and youth were left behind.'
  17. 'It is finally left behind when the family takes a motorboat across a vast lagoon.'
  18. 'Evidently that cheery bedside manner was left behind on a straw bale all those years ago.'
  19. 'The lice hatch in about ten days, but the egg case is left behind to grow out with the hair.'
  20. 'As long as there are children left behind and losing out, we have work to do.'
  21. 'The realities of everyday life were left behind as soon as one entered the meeting.'
  22. 'My aim is nothing less than to make sure that no patient is left behind.'
  23. 'My brother was left behind in England for three years at boarding school because of the point he was at in his education.'
  24. 'her boyfriend left her for another woman'
  25. 'There's a place where the wife is dealing with her husband leaving her.'
  26. 'One woman phoned us to say she would leave but her partner threatened to do to her what he did to his wife if she did.'
  27. 'How often do older men leave their high school sweethearts and marry a younger woman?'
  28. 'he leaves a wife and three children'
  29. 'Bill was a partner in an asphalt contracting business and he leaves a wife Olga, sister Sheila and daughter Amanda.'
  30. 'He leaves wife Helen and children Henry 20-months and one week old Emily whom he never got to see.'
  31. 'He leaves wife Norma, children Lee, Jesse and Caitlin, and grandkids Mathew, Jordon, Jamie and Emma.'
  32. 'he left £500 to the National Asthma Campaign'
Cause (someone or something) to be in a particular state or position.
  1. 'I'll leave the door open'
  2. 'As a result of the attack the pensioner was left with a bruised head and cuts to her hands and was badly shaken up.'
  3. 'They are left with no option but to try to send fewer people to jail.'
  4. 'With journalists gone, the chief composer of the paper was left with the task of reviving it.'
  5. 'I was left with a curiosity about the book, but not entirely satisfied by the play.'
  6. 'He shouted at her attacker telling him to leave her alone and the man, who had remained silent throughout the incident, ran off.'
  7. 'Without the word, we are left with far less satisfactory means of protest.'
  8. 'She shut the front door without so much as a goodbye and I was left with a suitcase and a broken heart.'
  9. 'Those fortunate enough to have encounters with these animals are left with a feeling of awe.'
  10. 'The result is that most workers found they were left with hardly anything to live on and were unable to pay back the debt.'
  11. 'All we are left with, then, is a belief in participation for its own sake, devoid of any content or realised goal.'
  12. 'infected people are often rejected by family and friends, leaving them to face this chronic condition alone'
  13. 'Becca ran off without even looking at me, leaving me to deal with it on my own.'
  14. 'I'm not leaving you to deal with this whole afterlife thing by yourself.'
  15. 'How dare he leave me to deal with everything, including his death, while I have to stay stuck in this body?'
  16. 'His friends had long since vanished, leaving him to sort out the problem he was in by himself.'
  17. 'He disappeared, leaving me to deal with a sore eye that would soon turn into a black eye.'
  18. 'He'd run off to the hospital, leaving me to come home from school to deal with the shock.'
  19. 'Every month or so he would dump an angry dame on me, leaving me to deal with the mess.'
  20. 'He left us to deal with the news of the secret with very little time to forgive him and to understand why he did what he did.'
  21. 'dark fruit that would leave purple stains on the table napkins'
  22. 'It leaves an ugly black stain which can rot fabric, leather and paper.'
  23. 'Doing things leaves a more lasting impression when you write about them in a journal later.'
  24. 'Coming so close to the end, they also tend to leave the biggest impression.'
  25. 'A slight pitting due to the background can be seen with a magnifying glass, where as a punch leaves a cleaner impression.'
  26. 'However, it would leave such a nasty stain and I was so lucky this year to have such a clean locker.'
  27. 'The fourth walking appendage usually leaves the most lasting trace.'
  28. 'You might get a greater understanding of Strindberg by visiting the exhibition than the play, even though the play leaves such a strong impression.'
  29. 'In particular, she leaves a fainter impression than a bluejay on freshly fallen snow.'
  30. 'It will certainly leave a more favourable impression with visiting tourists.'
  31. 'Learning through hands-on experiences leaves a more indelible impression.'
  32. 'she left a note for me'
  33. 'Just make sure you leave a will and something which allows the authorities to identify your body.'
  34. 'He was further outraged when he found the bag, left by refuse collectors, had no air holes in it.'
  35. 'Rising, he angrily tears the note she left into tiny pieces and hurls them across the sand.'
  36. 'the choice of which link to take is generally left up to the reader'
  37. 'It is is irrelevant to his day job as party leader and I think he could have left it to someone else.'
  38. 'But there is nothing inconsistent about leaving it to the states and not overturning the decision.'
  39. 'Instead, it was left to his schools minister to tour the tables, introducing himself.'
  40. 'With careful, thoughtful technique he leaves it to his reader to find the purpose of the essay.'
  41. 'He does what he can to nurture it, but otherwise leaves it to nature to do what it does.'


(in snooker, croquet, and other games) the position in which a player leaves the balls for the next player.

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    1. to go out of or away from, as a place: to leave the house.

    2. to depart from permanently; quit: to leave a job.

    3. to let remain or have remaining behind after going, disappearing, ceasing, etc.: I left my wallet home. The wound left a scar.

    4. to allow to remain in the same place, condition, etc.: Is there any coffee left?

    5. to let stay or be as specified: to leave a door unlocked.

    6. to let (a person or animal) remain in a positi

    More examples(as adjective)

    "datas can be leave to rates."

    "datas can be leave for organizations."

    "freighters can be leave in/at/on mornings."

    "freighters can be leave on dates."

    "people can be leave in/at/on years."

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    (leave)Old English lǣfan ‘bequeath’, also ‘allow to remain, leave in place’ of Germanic origin; related to German bleiben ‘remain’.


    leave off
    leave someone/something out