Associations to the word «Leave»


LEAVE, verb. (heading) (transitive) To have a consequence or remnant.
LEAVE, verb. To cause or allow (something) to remain as available; to refrain from taking (something) away; to stop short of consuming or otherwise depleting (something) entirely.
LEAVE, verb. To cause, to result in.
LEAVE, verb. (transitive) To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver, with a sense of withdrawing oneself.
LEAVE, verb. (heading) To depart; to separate from.
LEAVE, verb. To let be or do without interference.
LEAVE, verb. (transitive) To depart from; to end one's connection or affiliation with.
LEAVE, verb. (transitive) To end one's membership in (a group); to terminate one's affiliation with (an organization); to stop participating in (a project).
LEAVE, verb. (intransitive) To depart; to go away from a certain place or state.
LEAVE, verb. (heading) To transfer something.
LEAVE, verb. (transitive) To transfer possession of after death.
LEAVE, verb. (transitive) To give (something) to someone; to deliver (something) to a repository; to deposit.
LEAVE, verb. (transitive) To transfer responsibility or attention of (something) (to someone); to stop being concerned with.
LEAVE, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To remain (behind); to stay.
LEAVE, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To stop, desist from; to "leave off" (+ noun / gerund).
LEAVE, noun. (cricket) The action of the batsman not attempting to play at the ball.
LEAVE, noun. (billiards) The arrangement of balls in play that remains after a shot is made (which determines whether the next shooter — who may be either the same player, or an opponent — has good options, or only poor ones).
LEAVE, noun. Permission to be absent; time away from one's work.
LEAVE, noun. ​(dated or legal) Permission.
LEAVE, noun. (dated) Farewell, departure.
LEAVE, verb. (transitive) To give leave to; allow; permit; let; grant.
LEAVE, verb. (intransitive) (rare) To produce leaves or foliage.
LEAVE, verb. (obsolete) To raise; to levy.
LEAVE A SOUR TASTE IN ONE'S MOUTH, verb. (idiomatic) To give one an unpleasant feeling or memory.
LEAVE ALONE, verb. (transitive) To stop bothering.
LEAVE ALONE, verb. (transitive) To desist or refrain from having to do with.
LEAVE BEHIND, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see leave,‎ behind.
LEAVE BEHIND, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To abandon.
LEAVE BEHIND, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To forget about.
LEAVE BEHIND, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To not live longer than; to be survived by.
LEAVE BEHIND, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To leave (a trace of something).
LEAVE BEHIND, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To outdo; to progress faster than (someone or something else).
LEAVE BEHIND, verb. (transitive) To pass.
LEAVE FOR DEAD, verb. To abandon a person or other living creature that is injured or otherwise incapacitated, assuming that the death of the one abandoned will soon follow.
LEAVE FOR DEAD, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) (transitive) To disregard or bypass as unimportant.
LEAVE HOME, verb. (idiomatic) To stop living with one's parents.
LEAVE IT BE, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) To allow something to follow its natural course.
LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED, verb. (idiomatic) To search thoroughly (for something), looking in every conceivable place.
LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) To perform a task carefully and thoroughly, not missing any step.
LEAVE NOTHING IN THE TANK, verb. Alternative form of empty the tank
LEAVE NOTHING TO THE IMAGINATION, verb. (idiomatic) (chiefly of clothing) to cover or hide very little or nothing.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE, noun. A period of time during which a person is absent from work or other duty for a reason other than normal holidays / vacation; may be paid or unpaid.
LEAVE OFF, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To omit.
LEAVE OFF, verb. (informal) To desist; to cease.
LEAVE OFF, verb. (intransitive) To stop with a view to resuming at a later point.
LEAVE ONE'S OPTIONS OPEN, verb. Alternative form of keep one's options open.
LEAVE OUT, verb. To omit, to not include, to neglect to mention
LEAVE OUT, verb. To omit, not include
LEAVE OVER, verb. To allow a portion to remain unused or unconsumed.
LEAVE SOMEONE HIGH AND DRY, verb. (idiomatic) To abandon somebody; to stop providing assistance at a crucial moment.
LEAVE SOMEONE HOLDING THE BABY, verb. (idiomatic) To abandon someone and put them in a position where they must take the responsibility or blame.
LEAVE SOMEONE HOLDING THE BAG, verb. (idiomatic) To abandon somebody, leaving them holding the responsibility or blame.
LEAVE SOMEONE HOLDING THE BAG, verb. (idiomatic) To remove the value from an article or arrangement and leave somebody holding the empty (or valueless) container.
LEAVE SOMEONE IN THE LURCH, verb. (idiomatic) To abandon somebody; especially, to abandon somebody and leave him or her in a difficult situation.
LEAVE TO ONE'S OWN DEVICES, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to leave alone, unsupervised, without assistance.

Dictionary definition

LEAVE, noun. The period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother".
LEAVE, noun. Permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak".
LEAVE, noun. The act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow".
LEAVE, verb. Go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight".
LEAVE, verb. Go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness; "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind".
LEAVE, verb. Act or be so as to become in a specified state; "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless".
LEAVE, verb. Leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking; "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone"; "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind".
LEAVE, verb. Move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country".
LEAVE, verb. Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway".
LEAVE, verb. Have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin".
LEAVE, verb. Remove oneself from an association with or participation in; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes".
LEAVE, verb. Put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care".
LEAVE, verb. Leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate".
LEAVE, verb. Have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11".
LEAVE, verb. Be survived by after one's death; "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats".
LEAVE, verb. Transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students".
LEAVE, verb. Leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy