Meaning of “leave” - Learner’s Dictionary

leave

verb uk us /liːv/ (past tense and past participle left /left/)
GO AWAY [ I, T ]

A1 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 ]

B1 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 ]

A2 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 ]

A2 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

B2 to make something 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.
leave sth alone

(Definition of “leave verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)