leave


leave
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noun
1 period of time when you do not go to work
ADJECTIVE
annual
paid, unpaid
extended, indefinite, weekend
compassionate (BrE), family (AmE), maternity, medical (AmE), parental, paternity, sabbatical, sick, study
administrative (AmE)
gardening (= period during which a person does not work but remains employed by a company in order to prevent them working for another company) (BrE)

She handed in her resignation and was put on three months' gardening leave.

home, shore
VERB + LEAVE
be entitled to, get, have

How much annual leave do you get?

I still have some leave left this year.

go on, spend, take, use, use up

She spent most of her leave with her family.

I still have some leave to use up.

cancel (BrE)

When the war broke out all leave was cancelled.

give sb, grant sb
apply for
LEAVE + NOUN
entitlement (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
on leave

She's on leave until the end of the month.

2 official permission to do sth
ADJECTIVE
special (BrE)
VERB + LEAVE
request

He asked leave to absent himself for four days.

give sb, grant sb
obtain (esp. BrE)
refuse sb (BrE)
PREPOSITION
by sb's leave (esp. BrE)

The appeal can only be brought by leave of the trial judge.

with sb's leave, without sb's leave

No application may be made without the leave of the court.

PHRASES
absent without leave
leave of absence
{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
verb
VERB + LEAVE
decide to
intend to, plan to, want to
be ready to

We were all packed and ready to leave.

be about to, be going to

Did you want something? I was just about to leave.

threaten to

My secretary has threatened to leave.

attempt to, try to

They were caught trying to leave the country.

refuse to
be compelled to, be forced to, be obliged to
ask sb to, order sb to

They were being extremely rowdy and the manager had to ask them to leave.

allow sb to, let sb

I wanted to leave but they wouldn't let me.

enable sb to
PREPOSITION
for

They left for Scotland this morning.

Leave is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bus, ↑cubicle, ↑employee, ↑expedition, ↑ferry, ↑flight, ↑path, ↑procession, ↑ship, ↑train, ↑troops, ↑vessel
Leave is used with these nouns as the object: ↑academy, ↑address, ↑airport, ↑airspace, ↑area, ↑arena, ↑army, ↑atmosphere, ↑bag, ↑barracks, ↑bedside, ↑bequest, ↑blank, ↑boyfriend, ↑bruise, ↑bus, ↑business, ↑cabinet, ↑camp, ↑car, ↑church, ↑clearance, ↑clue, ↑college, ↑comment, ↑committee, ↑company, ↑confines, ↑convent, ↑country, ↑crater, ↑crumb, ↑dent, ↑deposit, ↑desk, ↑dock, ↑earth, ↑education, ↑elevator, ↑employment, ↑estate, ↑field, ↑fingerprint, ↑firm, ↑flat, ↑fold, ↑footprint, ↑fortune, ↑gap, ↑garbage, ↑gash, ↑ground, ↑group, ↑harbour, ↑highway, ↑home, ↑homeland, ↑hospital, ↑husband, ↑impression, ↑imprint, ↑inheritance, ↑instruction, ↑job, ↑key, ↑land, ↑legacy, ↑litter, ↑lover, ↑mall, ↑mansion, ↑margin, ↑mark, ↑mess, ↑message, ↑military, ↑ministry, ↑monastery, ↑motorway, ↑nest, ↑note, ↑office, ↑orbit, ↑party, ↑path, ↑port, ↑post, ↑practice, ↑premises, ↑profession, ↑region, ↑restaurant, ↑restroom, ↑ring, ↑road, ↑room, ↑roundabout, ↑rubbish, ↑safety, ↑sanctuary, ↑scar, ↑scene, ↑scent, ↑school, ↑scope, ↑scratch, ↑seat, ↑service, ↑shelter, ↑shore, ↑signature, ↑smear, ↑staff, ↑stage, ↑stain, ↑station, ↑survivor, ↑table, ↑taste, ↑team, ↑territory, ↑theatre, ↑time, ↑tip, ↑town, ↑trace, ↑track, ↑trail, ↑train, ↑tunnel, ↑university, ↑vacancy, ↑vacuum, ↑valley, ↑vicinity, ↑void, ↑washing-up, ↑welfare, ↑widow, ↑wife, ↑will, ↑workforce, ↑yard, ↑zone

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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