leave

I
n.
period of absence from duty, work

1) to give, grant a leave

2) to extend smb. 's leave

3) to go on leave; to take a leave

4) to overstay one's leave

5) to cancel smb.'s leave

6) an annual; compassionate; maternity; research; sabbatical; shore; sick; terminal leave; a leave of absence

7) on leave (she was on maternity leave)

permission

(formal)

8) to ask leave (to do smt.)

9) by smb.'s leave

departure

(formal)

10) to take leave of

misc.

11) to take leave of one's senses ('to act irrationally') (see the Usage Note for vacation)

II
v.

1) (A) ('to bequeath') he left his estate to her; or: he left her his estate

2) (C) ('to entrust') she left the report for me; or: she left me the report

3) (D; intr.) ('to depart') to leave for (they have left for London)

4) (D; tr.) ('to abandon') to leave for (she left her comfortable home for a rugged life in the desert; he was left for dead on the battlefield; to leave Paris for London)

5) (d; tr.) to leave out of ('to omit') (we had to leave this paragraph out of the text)

6) (d; tr.) ('to abandon') to leave to (we left them to their own devices; I leave the decision to your judgment)

7) (d; tr.) ('to cause to remain') to leave with (they left the children with her mother; she left her books with us)

8) (H) ('to take leave of') we left them to muddle through on their own

9) (J) ('to abandon') I left him working in the garden

10) (N; used with an adjective, past participle, noun) ('to cause to be in a certain state or condition') they left the fields fallow; the film left me cold; the flood left them homeless; leave me alone; the enemy left the countryside devastated; the war left her an orphan

11) (P; tr.) ('to forget') I left my books at home

* * *
[liːv]
a leave of absence
compassionate
grant a leave
maternity
or: he left her his estate
or: she left me the report
terminal leave
the enemy left the countryside devastated
the film left me cold
the flood left them homeless
the war left her an orphan
to take a leave
leave me alone
(A) ('to bequeath') he left his estate to her
(C) ('to entrust') she left the report for me
(H) ('to take leave of) we left them to muddle through on their own
(J) ('to abandon') I left him working in the garden
(N; used with an adjective, past participle, noun) ('to cause to be in a certain state or condition') they left the fields fallow
(P; tr.) ('to forget') I left my books at home
['departure'] (formal) to take leave of
['period of absence from duty, work'] to give
an annual
by smb. 's leave
to cancel smb. 's leave
to extend smb. 's leave
to go on leave
to overstay one's leave
['misc. '] to take leave of one's senses (see the Usage Note for vacation; 'to act irrationally')
(D; tr.) ('to abandon') to leave for (she left her comfortable home for a rugged life in the desert; he was left for dead on the battlefield; to leave Paris for London)
on leave (she was on maternity leave)
(D; intr.) ('to depart') to leave for (they have left for London)
(d; tr.) ('to cause to remain') to leave with (they left the children with her mother; she left her books with us)
['permission'] (formal) to ask leave (to do smt.)
(d; tr.) to leave out of (we had to leave this paragraph out of the text; 'to omit')
(d; tr.) ('to abandon') to leave to (we left them to their own devices; I leave the decision to your judgment)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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