leave

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈliːv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/liv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lēv)


Inflections of 'leave' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
leaves
v 3rd person singular
leaving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
leaved
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (For the sense of growing leaves only)
left
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (All other usages)
leaved
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (For the sense of growing leaves only)
left
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (All other usages)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

leave

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. leave [the country, the company, your job]
  2. leave [early, late]
  3. leave [work, school, home, college, university]
  4. left my [keys, wallet, phone] behind
  5. left it at [home, work, school]
  6. leave it [there, on the table]
  7. leave for [home, school, work] (at)
  8. leave (the party, work, class) with him
  9. [want, would like, need] to leave (now)
  10. leave time to [go, do, make]
  11. time (for us) to leave
  12. leave [plenty of, enough] time
  13. leave [time, room, a space] for
  14. leave it all behind
  15. leave a [comment, complaint, reply, response, message]
  16. leave us [feedback, your opinion]
  17. left her [husband, spouse]
  18. left the [children, package] with my neighbor
  19. leave [him, the discussion, the decision] be
  20. left me feeling [sad, excited]
  21. left him [wondering, wanting more]
  22. don't leave me hanging
  23. leave me alone
  24. leave out [important information, his name]
  25. left him out
  26. leave me out of [it, this]
n
  1. [medical, maternity, personal, sick, mandatory, required] leave
  2. get [three weeks] of [medical] leave
  3. am taking [one week] of [medical] leave
  4. am all out of [medical] leave
  5. am using my [medical] leave to
  6. [medical] leave [with, without] pay
  7. absent without (official) leave
  8. get [three weeks, 28 days] of leave [per, every] year
  9. get [three weeks] of annual leave
  10. UK: was [put, placed] on gardening leave
  11. is on a [one-month, two-week] leave (from)
  12. am on leave from [work, school, my job]
  13. am taking a leave of absence (to, from)
  14. have you taken leave of your senses?
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