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English definition of “leave”

leave

verb (AFTER DEATH)    /liːv/ (left, left)
[T] To leave a wife, husband, or other close family member is to die while these family members are still alive: He left a wife and two children.Death and dying C2 [+ two objects] If you leave something that you own to someone, you say they should receive it when you die: He left his nieces all his money./He left all his money to his nieces.Inheriting and bequeathing
(Definition of leave verb (AFTER DEATH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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