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English definition of “leave”

leave

noun (HOLIDAY)    /liːv/
C2 [U] time allowed away from work for holiday or illness : How much annual / paid leave do you get? She's (gone) on leave (= holiday ). I've asked if I can take a week's unpaid leave.Time off work leave of absence formal permission to be away from work or studies Time off work
(Definition of leave noun (HOLIDAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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