leeway Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “leeway” in the English Dictionary

"leeway" in British English

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leewaynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈliː.weɪ/

leeway noun [U] (FREEDOM)

freedom to ​act within ​particularlimits: Local ​councils will be given some leeway as to how they ​implement the ​legislation.

leeway noun [U] (PERIOD OF TIME)

UK an ​amount or ​period of ​time that has been ​lost or ​wasted: There is a lot of leeway to make up after the ​holidayperiod.
(Definition of leeway from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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leewaynoun [U]

 us   /ˈliˌweɪ/
freedom to ​act within ​certainlimits: [+ to infinitive] The ​law gives ​companies more leeway to ​decide whether to ​accept or ​reject an ​offer. Leeway is also ​additionaltime or ​money: Homeowners need some leeway to ​buy a new ​house after they ​sell the ​old one.
(Definition of leeway from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leeway”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自由, 自由空间,自由度,余地…
in Turkish istediğini yapma özgürlüğü…
in Russian свобода действий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自由, 自由空間,自由度,餘地…
in Polish swoboda…
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