Translation of "leave" - English-Korean dictionary


verb uk /liːv/ us /liv/ present participle leaving, past tense and past participle left

A1 to go away from a place

I leave work at five o’clock.
They left for Paris last night.
She left school at 16.

A2 to not take something with you when you go away from a place

두고 오다
I left my jacket in the car.
She left a letter for me in the kitchen.

A2 to not use all of something

남겨 두다
They drank all the juice but they left some food.

A2 to put something in a place where it will stay

그대로 두다
You can leave your bags at the station.

A2 to put something somewhere for another person to have later

남겨 주다
I left some sandwiches for them.

B1 to end a relationship with a husband, wife, or partner and stop living with him or her

I’ll never leave you.
She left / him for a younger man.

to give something to someone after you die

(유산을) 남겨주다
His aunt left him a lot of money.
He left / the house to Julia.
leave someone alone

to stop speaking to someone

-를 혼자 있게 해 주다
Leave me alone! I’m trying to work.
leave something open, on, off, etc.

to make something stay open, on, off, etc.

-한 채로 두다
Who left the window open?
noun [ no plural ] uk /liːv/ us /liv/

time when you do not go to work

She’s on / sick leave.

(Translation of “leave” from the Cambridge English–Korean Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)