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Main Entry: 1leave
Pronunciation: primarystresslemacronv
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): left /primarystressleft/; leav·ing
Etymology: Old English l[AE]fan "to give to one's heirs"
1 a : to give by will : BEQUEATH <left a fortune to his daughter> b : to have remaining after one's death <leaves a widow and two children> c : to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect <oil leaves a stain>; also : to cause to remain behind <leave your money at home>
2 a : to cause or allow to be or remain in a specified condition <leave the door open> b : to fail to include or take along <left my notes at home> <the movie leaves a lot out> c : to have as a remainder <taking 4 from 7 leaves 3> d : to permit to be or remain subject to another's action or control <just leave everything to me> e : 2LET 3 f : to cause or allow to be or remain available <leave room for more>
3 a : to go away from : DEPART <leave the room> b : to terminate association with : withdraw from <left school before graduation>
4 : to put, deposit, or deliver especially before or in the process of departing <left a package on your doorstep>
- leave alone : to refrain from bothering, disturbing, or using <leave him alone>

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