Translation of "leave" - English-Traditional 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. 我明天早晨五點鐘離開。
He left the house by the back door. 他從房子的後門離開了。
She left the group of people she was with and came over to speak to us. 她離開了人群,走過來和我們說話。
The bus leaves in five minutes. 公車五分鐘後開車。

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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,你把鎖匙留在桌子上了。
Can I leave a message for Sue? 我可以給休留個口信嗎?
Why don't you leave the kids with me on Friday? 週五你幹嗎不把孩子留給我照顧呢?

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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. 如果我給你十英鎊,我剩下的錢就不夠付帳了。
[ + obj + adj ] Far from improving things, the new law has left many people worse off (= they are now in a worse situation) than before. 這項新的法律不僅沒有使生活條件得到改善反而使許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. 把那張椅子留在原處。
He left most of his dinner (= did not eat much of it). 他的晚飯幾乎一點也沒動。
[ + obj + adj ] The family were left (= became and continued to be) homeless. 一家人流落街頭。
I'll have to go back - I think I've left the iron on. 我必須得回去——我覺得好像忘記關電熨斗了。
You can leave the window open. 你可以讓窗戶開著。
Leave your sister alone (= stop annoying her). 不要打擾你姐姐。

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. 我走的時候,孩子們仍在看電視。
He left the engine running. 他離開的時候沒有關上引擎。

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. 許多孩子16歲上完中學。
He left work in June for health reasons. 因健康原因,他於六月份辭職了。
She left home (= stopped living with her parents) at 18. 她18歲離開家獨立生活。
Could we leave that subject (= stop discussing that subject) for the moment and go on to the next item on the agenda? 我們不要再討論那個題目了,進行議程中的下一項內容好嗎?

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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). 這些信我週一再寫。
Don't leave it too late (= don't wait too long to do it). 別拖得太久了。
[ + -ing verb ] They left booking their holiday till/to the last minute. 他們拖到最後才去預訂渡假旅遊。

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. 他身後留下了妻子和兩個孩子。

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. 他把所有的錢都留給了他的侄女們。


[ 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. 我讓她來決定這件事情。
[ + to infinitive ] I left it to her to make the decision. 我讓她來決定這件事情。
Leave it (= the problem) with me, I'll see what I can do. 把它交給我吧,我來想辦法處理。
I'll leave it to chance (= wait and see what happens without planning). 我不管了,隨它去吧。


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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/帶薪假期?
She's (gone) on leave (= holiday). 她去休假了。
I've asked if I can take a week's unpaid leave. 我已經問過能不能請一周無薪假期。
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. 他未經我同意就做了這件事。
[ + to infinitive ] Did you get leave to do that? 做那件事你得到允許了嗎?

leave noun (GOODBYE)

take leave

to say goodbye

He decided the time had come to take leave of his home town. 他覺得該是告別家鄉的時候了。

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