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left

adjective, adverb, noun [C/U]  /left/ us  

left adjective, adverb, noun [C/U] (DIRECTION)

(in or toward) a position that is the opposite of right and on the side of your body that contains the heart: He injured his left eye. Turn left at the stop sign. [C] Make a left at the corner. [U] My sister is third from the left in the back row.

left

noun [U]  /left/ us  

left noun [U] (POLITICS)

leftist
noun [C]  /ˈlef·təst/ us  
The university is a stronghold for traditional leftists and protests are frequent there.

left

 /left/ us  

left (LEAVE)

past simple and past participle of leave
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