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leave

verb
 
 
/liːv/ ( past tense and past participle left /left/)
[I, T] to go away from a place or a situation: I'm leaving work early this afternoon. What time does the bus leave? They left for Paris last night.
[I, T] to go away from a place permanently: She left her home country many years ago.
[I, T] to stop working for an organization or company, or stop attending a school, university, etc. : She left to go to a rival company. Ben Harris? He left about a month ago. How old were you when you left school? →  Compare retire
[T] to not use all of something: Is there any money left in last year's budget?.
[T] to do something later that you could do immediately: He always leaves writing is reports till the very last moment. You should try to decide which tasks need to be done urgently and which ones can be left.
[T] to arrange for someone to receive something after you die: His aunt left him a lot of money. He left the house to this three children.
leave sb alone to stop speaking to or annoying someone: Leave me alone! I'm trying to work.
(Definition of leave verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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