Leave

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Definition

to leave: to exit, to go away, to depart; to abandon, to deposit, to give over
verb
When do you leave for France? When are you going to France?
I've left five messages on her answerphone. I rang and recorded five messages on her answerphone.
I left the country two years ago. I exited the country two years ago.

This is an irregular verb:
I leave / I left / I have left

(there's nothing) left: (there's nothing) remaining, (there is) no more
verb
There's still some food left. There is still some food that hasn't been eaten.
What is left to do? What remains to be done?

Pronunciation examples
UK: I'd like to leave the office early today.
US: You left early yesterday. Get back to work.

Examples

  • "Since we left England, Susie and I have had quite an adventure."
  • "Also, I left some chocolate in your top drawer."
  • "-Because it's all I have left."
  • "As you all know, it's been exactly one month since Bruno left the company in search of happiness, and exactly one month since I've been the interim CEO in his place."
  • "There's nothing left but beans"
  • "Bruno : Good, now that you're here, I want you to leave at once."
  • "The children are the future, so leave these kids alone!"
  • "I will leave you now."
  • "Leave me, and take care of your mother."
  • "I'm surprised you didn't leave him years ago."

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