leave verb (GO AWAY)
I'll be leaving at five o'clock tomorrow. 我明天早晨五點鐘離開。
- I didn't leave the office until eight o'clock last night.
- A young girl was crying, protesting that she didn't want to leave her mother.
- We gathered our things together and left quickly.
- Soon we had left the river estuary and were heading towards the open sea .
- Your flight to Perth will leave from Terminal 4.
leave verb (NOT TAKE)
Can I leave a message for Sue? 我可以給休留個口信嗎？
- Guests are advised not to leave any articles of value in their hotel rooms.
- Never leave your luggage unattended.
- It's considered good manners in some societies to leave a little food on your plate.
- She absent-mindedly left her umbrella on the bus.
- That's funny - I'm sure I left my keys here.
leave verb (REMAIN)
[ + 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。
Leave that chair where it is. 把那張椅子留在原處。
leave verb (STOP)
- She walked straight into a well-paid job after leaving university.
- I never get to see her now that she's left the company.
- He left the priesthood to get married.
- My contract specifies that I must give a month's notice if I leave my job.
- After I leave college, I want to travel round the world.
leave verb (WAIT)
leave verb (AFTER DEATH)
leave verb (GIVE RESPONSIBILITY)
I left the decision (up) to her. 我讓她來決定這件事情。
leave noun (HOLIDAY)
She's (gone) on leave (= holiday). 她去休假了。
- 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.