Translation of "leave" - English-Spanish dictionary


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

A1 to go away from a place

salir (de), irse (de)
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

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

A2 to not use all of something

They drank all the juice but they left some food.

A2 to put something in a place where it will stay

You can leave your bags at the station.

A2 to put something somewhere for another person to have later

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

His aunt left him a lot of money.
He left the house to Julia.
leave someone alone

to stop speaking to someone

dejar a alguien en paz
Leave me alone! I’m trying to work.
leave something open, on, off, etc.

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

dejar algo abierto, encendido, apagado, etc.
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-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /liːv/ (past tense, past participle left /left/)

to go away or depart from, often without intending to return

irse, marcharse
He left the room for a moment
They left at about six o’clock
I have left that job.

to go without taking

dejar, abandonar
She left her gloves in the car
He left his children behind when he went to France.

to allow to remain in a particular state or condition

She left the job half-finished.

to let (a person or a thing) do something without being helped or attended to

I’ll leave the meat to cook for a while.

to allow to remain for someone to do, make etc

Leave that job to the experts!

to make a gift of in one’s will

She left all her property to her son.
leave alone

not to disturb, upset or tease

dejar a alguien en paz
Why can’t you leave your little brother alone?
leave out phrasal verb

not to include or put in

omitir, excluir
You’ve left out a word in that sentence.
left over

not used; extra

de más, de sobra
When everyone took a partner for the dance, there was one person left over
We shared out the left-over food.

(Translation of “leave” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)