Translation of "leave" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb (REMAIN) 留下 uk us /liːv/ (left)

If something leaves something else, a part or effect of it stays after it has gone or been used

His shoes left muddy marks on the floor. 他的鞋在地板上留下了泥印。
There's some food left over from the party. 派對剩下了一些食物。
[ + two objects ] If I give you £10 that won't leave me enough cash to pay the bill. 如果我給你十英鎊,我剩下的錢就不夠付帳了。
[ + obj + adj ] Far from improving things the new law has left many people worse off (= they are now in a worse situation) than before. 這項新的法律不僅沒有使生活條件得到改善反而使許多人的境遇更加糟糕了。

[ T ] If you leave something in a particular condition you do not touch it, move it or act to change it in any way, so that it stays in the same condition

Leave that chair where it is. 把那張椅子留在原處。
He left most of his dinner (= did not eat much of it). 他的晚飯幾乎一點也沒動。
[ + obj + adj ] The family were left (= became and continued to be) homeless. 一家人流落街頭。
I'll have to go back - I think I've left the iron on. 我必須得回去——我覺得好像忘記關電熨斗了。
You can leave the window open. 你可以讓窗戶開著。
Leave your sister alone (= Stop annoying her). 不要打擾你姐姐。

[ T + obj + -ing verb ] If you leave something or someone doing something, when you go away they are still doing it

I left the children watching television. 我走的時候,孩子們仍在看電視。
He left the engine running. 他離開的時候沒有關上引擎。

(Translation of “leave verb (REMAIN)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)