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leave

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
dejar
She left the job half-finished.
to let (a person or a thing) do something without being helped or attended to
dejar
I’ll leave the meat to cook for a while.
to allow to remain for someone to do, make etc
dejar
Leave that job to the experts!
to make a gift of in one’s will
dejar
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.
(Definition of leave from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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