English definition of “leave”
/liːv/ verb (past tense and past participle left /left/)
GO AWAY [I, T] › to go away from a place or a situation, either permanently or for a temporary period: I'm leaving work early this afternoon. What time does the bus leave? They left for Paris last night. "Does Trevor still work there?" "No, he left" (= he does not work there now). She left school at 16.
END RELATIONSHIP [I, T] › to end a relationship with a husband, wife, or partner and stop living with them: I'll never leave you. She left him for a younger man.
NOT TAKE [T] › to not take something with you when you go away from a place, either intentionally or by accident: Why don't you leave your jacket in the car? She'd left a note for him in the kitchen. That's the second umbrella I've left on the train!
NOT USE ALL [T] › to not use all of something: They'd drunk all the wine but they'd left some food. Are there any biscuits left?
REMAIN [T] › to make a permanent mark: The operation may leave a scar.
leave sth open/on/off, etc › to cause something to stay in a particular condition: Who left the window open?
DO LATER [T] › to do something later that you could do immediately: Don't leave your packing till the night before you go.
GIVE [T] › to arrange for someone to receive something after you die: His aunt left him a lot of money. He left the house to Julia.
leave sb alone › to stop speaking to or annoying someone: Leave me alone! I'm trying to work.