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left

adjective, adverb uk   /left/ us  
A2 on or towards the side of your body that is to the west when you are facing north: His left eye was heavily bandaged. Turn left at the lights.

left

noun uk   /left/ us  

left noun (DIRECTION)

A2 [S] the left side: First I'll introduce the speaker sitting on my left. Take the first/second/third on the left. It's the shop to the left of the pub.US After the grocery store I made/took/informal hung a left (= turned into the next road on the left side).

left noun (POLITICS)

the left (also the Left) [S, + sing/pl verb] the political groups that believe wealth and power should be shared between all parts of society: The war is generally opposed on the left.
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left

verb uk   /left/ us  
past simple and past participle of leave

left

adjective uk   /left/ us  
relating to political groups that believe wealth and power should be shared between all parts of society: The left wing of the party is unhappy with the legislation.
(Definition of left from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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