Translation of "leave" - English-Japanese dictionary


verb uk /liːv/ (present participle leaving, past tense and past participle left)

A1 to go away from a place

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

Leave me alone! I’m trying to work.
leave something open, on, off, etc.

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

Who left the window open?

(Translation of “leave verb” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)