1 go (away or off), depart, set off, be off, get away or off, retire, retreat, withdraw, decamp, (make an) exit, run, be gone, bid (someone or something) goodbye, say goodbye or adieu (to), take (one's) leave (of), quit, desert, pull out, check out, fly, Colloq push or shove off, take off, skedaddle, flit, disappear, do a disappearing act, pull up stakes, up-anchor, Slang beat it, scram, vamoose, split, Brit beetle off, do a bunk, do a moonlight flit, hop it, Taboo Slang Brit bugger off:
Please leave at once. May I leave the room? She left him alone.
2 go or run off, deviate from:
The car left the road and hit a tree.
3 forget, mislay, lose:
I left my car keys somewhere in the house.
4 abandon, desert, take leave of, wash one's hands of, turn one's back on; quit, resign from, give up, renounce, drop (out of):
She left him because he mistreated her. I left school at sixteen.
5 make, render, cause to be or become or remain:
The beauty of the place left me speechless.
6 bequeath, will, hand down, devise, demise, transfer:
Her aunt left some valuable paintings to my wife.
7 entrust, commit, assign, cede, relinquish, give over or up, consign, resign:
They are leaving all the responsibility to me.
8 cause or allow to remain, have as a remainder, yield, give:
Seven from eleven leaves four.
9 leave off. stop, cease, desist, forbear, give up, refrain from, discontinue, abstain (from), renounce:
He won't leave off gossiping about her.
10 leave out. omit, disregard, ignore, neglect; count out, reject, exclude, eliminate, bar, except:
You left out the best part. Don't leave me out of the fun!
1 permission, authorization, consent, freedom, liberty, licence, sanction, dispensation:
Who gave you leave to borrow my car?
2 furlough, leave of absence, time off, sabbatical, recess, holiday, vacation:
I am overworked and badly in need of some leave.
He took his leave of us at last.
new, young | autumn, dead, dry, fallen, falling, rotting, rotten
The ground was thick with dead leaves.
broad leaf plants
| green, yellow, etc. | glossy, hairy, leathery, mottled, shiny, spiky, variegated | bay, lettuce, oak, tea, etc.
Throw the tea leaves on the flower bed.
VERB + LEAF
This plant has beautifully variegated leaves.
| break/burst/come into, grow, produce, put out
It was spring and the trees were coming into leaf. In the spring the plant began to put out new leaves.
Deciduous trees shed their leaves in autumn.
LEAF + VERB
Spring arrived and the first green leaves began to appear.
| turn, yellow
The summer was over and the leaves were beginning to turn.
| fall | rustle
The leaves rustled in the light breeze.
LEAF + NOUN
the leaf litter on the forest floor
in full leaf
The corn was already ripening and the trees in full leaf.
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