leaf

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈliːf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/lif/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lēf )


Inflections of 'leaf' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": leaves
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leaf

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [dry, withering, healthy, green, dead, fallen, brown, moist] leaves
  2. [basil, maple, tea, tobacco] leaves
  3. [pluck, pull] a leaf from the [tree, plant]
  4. pick leaves off the [stem, stalk]
  5. kicked up the leaves from the [field, sidewalk, street]
  6. shake the leaves from a tree
  7. the fall leaves fell [from, off] the [trees, branches]
  8. [jump, play] in the pile of leaves
  9. [rake, remove] leaves from the lawn
  10. rake the leaves into piles
  11. the (fall) leaves [crumbled, crunched] under her feet
  12. add [two] bay leaves to the [stew, sauce, marinade]
  13. the tree has [lost, shed] its leaves
  14. [screw on, fit, place, position] the hinge leaf
  15. idiom: has decided to turn over a new leaf
  16. UK, idiom: you should take a leaf out of [his, your sister's] book
  17. [finished, decorated] with [silver, gold] leaf
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