Translation of "leave" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /liːv/ us /liːv/ left, left

leave verb (GO AWAY)

A1 [ I or T ] to go away from someone or something, for a short time or permanently

I'll be leaving at five o'clock tomorrow. 我明天早晨5点钟离开。
He left the house by the back door. 他从房子的后门离开了。
She left the group of people she was with and came over to speak to us. 她离开了人群,走过来和我们说话。
The bus leaves in five minutes. 公共汽车5分钟后发车。

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leave verb (NOT TAKE)

A2 [ T ] to not take something or someone with you when you go, either intentionally or by accident

Hey, you've left your keys on the table. 喂,你把钥匙落在桌子上了。
Can I leave a message for Sue? 我可以给休留个口信吗?
Why don't you leave the kids with me on Friday? 周五你干吗不把孩子留给我照看呢?

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leave verb (REMAIN)

A2 If something leaves something else, a part or effect of it stays after it has gone or been used.

His shoes left muddy marks on the floor. 他的鞋在地板上留下了泥印。
[ + two objects ] If I give you €50 that won't leave me enough cash to pay the bill. 如果我给你10英镑我剩下的钱就不够付账了。
[ + obj + adj ] Far from improving things, the new law has left many people worse off (= they are now in a worse situation) than before. 这项新的法律不仅没有使生活条件得到改善反而使许多人的境遇更加糟糕了。

B2 [ T ] If you leave something in a particular condition, you do not touch it, move it, or act to change it in any way, so that it stays in the same condition.

Leave that chair where it is. 把那把椅子留在原处。
He left most of his dinner (= did not eat much of it). 他的晚饭几乎一点儿也没动。
[ + obj + adj ] The family were left (= became and continued to be) homeless. 一家子人流落街头。
I'll have to go back - I think I've left the iron on. 我必须得回去——我觉得好像忘记关电熨斗了。
You can leave the window open. 你可以让窗户开着。
Leave your sister alone (= stop annoying her). 不要打扰你姐姐。

C1 [ T + obj + -ing verb ] If you leave something or someone doing something, he, she, or it is still doing it when you go away.

I left the children watching television. 我走的时候孩子们仍在看电视。
He left the engine running. 他离开的时候没有关闭发动机。

leave verb (STOP)

A1 [ T ] to stop doing something, or to leave a place because you have finished an activity

Many children leave school at 16. 许多孩子16岁上完中学。
He left work in June for health reasons. 因健康原因他于6月份辞职了。
She left home (= stopped living with her parents) at 18. 她18岁离开家独立生活。
Could we leave that subject (= stop discussing that subject) for the moment and go on to the next item on the agenda? 我们不要再讨论那个题目了,进行议程中的下一项内容好吗?

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leave verb (WAIT)

C2 [ T ] If you leave (doing) something, you wait before you do it.

I'll leave these letters till Monday (= write them on Monday). 这些信我周一再写。
Don't leave it too late (= don't wait too long to do it). 别拖得太久了。
[ + -ing verb ] They left booking their holiday till/to the last minute. 他们拖到最后才去预订度假旅游。

leave verb (AFTER DEATH)

[ 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. 他身后留下了妻子和两个孩子。

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. 他把所有的钱都留给了他的侄女们。


[ T ] to allow someone to make a choice or decision about something, or to make someone responsible for something

I left the decision (up) to her. 我让她来决定这件事情。
[ + to infinitive ] I left it to her to make the decision. 我让她来决定这件事情。
Leave it (= the problem) with me, I'll see what I can do. 把它交给我吧,我来想办法处理。
I'll leave it to chance (= wait and see what happens without planning). 我不管了,随它去吧。


uk /liːv/ us /liːv/

leave noun (HOLIDAY)

C2 [ U ] time allowed away from work for a holiday or illness

How much annual/paid leave do you get? 你有多少天年假/带薪假期?
She's (gone) on leave (= holiday). 她去休假了。
I've asked if I can take a week's unpaid leave. 我已经问过能不能请一周不带薪的假。
leave of absence

formal permission to be away from work or studies


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  • I haven't got any leave left.
  • He's on leave this week.
  • I get 25 days annual leave.
  • I need to take some leave before the end of the year.
  • We were given an extra day's leave.

leave noun (PERMISSION)

[ U ] formal permission or agreement

He did it without (my) leave. 他未经我同意就做了这件事。
[ + to infinitive ] Did you get leave to do that? 做那件事你得到允许了吗?

leave noun (GOODBYE)

take leave

to say goodbye

He decided the time had come to take leave of his home town. 他觉得该是告别家乡的时候了。

(Translation of “leave” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)