leave

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v
1. quit, depart, go away, go along, take one’s leave, take leave; part, part company, separate from, go, go out, be off, get off, exit, make an exit, make off, be gone; push off, shove off, Inf. hightail it, Inf. buzz along, Inf. (both usu. imperative) buzz off, Sl. go fly a kite; Sl. blast off, Sl. breeze off or out, Sl. cut or cut out, Sl. split, Sl. vamoose, Brit. Sl. beetle off, Brit. Sl. bugger off; evacuate, vacate, pull up stakes, break camp; fly, flee, Inf. skip, flit, Brit. Sl. do a moonlight flit; say good-by, bid farewell, bid adieu, bid Godspeed; withdraw, remove, retreat, take oneself away.
2. embark, entrain, enplane, embus; sail forth, set sail, weigh anchor, hoist anchor, ship out.
3. abandon, quit, desert, forsake; surrender, yield, relinquish; drop, Inf. drop like a hot potato, turn one’s back on, wash one’s hands of ; leave behind, leave in the lurch, take leave of; discard, jettison, cast away.
4. cease, desist, give up, intermit, abandon, drop; Inf. shut up shop, Inf. call it a day, call it quits; surrender, resign, abdicate, Chiefly Scot. demit, renounce, throw up; let go, release.
5. bequeath, bequest, endow, endow with, leave behind, hand down; dower, assign dower; devise, will, will to, give by will, bless with; commit, consign, refer.
6. leave out in the cold
snub, slight, shun, reject, rebuff, Inf. high-hat; neglect, overlook, ignore, gloss over; let slip, let slide, forget; put aside, Inf. give the go-by, refuse to acknowledge, turn from, turn away from, turn one's back on, disregard; dodge, pass by, by-pass, pass up.
7. leave in the lurch
desert, abandon, quit, reject, Inf. cop out on, jilt, forsake, run away from; leave stranded, leave high and dry.
8. leave off
stop, desist, cease, halt, discontinue; stay, refrain, restrain, pause, rest; hang fire, hold off, hold back.
9. leave out
omit, eliminate, exclude, bar, count out; reject, repudiate, throw out, cut, cut out, cast aside, set aside; pass over, slide over, gloss over, slough over.
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n
1. permission, liberty, allowance, sanction, license, warrant, authorization; exemption, concession, special favor, Rom. Cath. Ch. dispensation, sufferance, vouchsafement; tolerance, toleration, indulgence, indulgency, grace.
2. furlough, rest and recuperation, R & R; respite, rest, recess, break, time off; sabbatical, leave of absence; vacation, Brit. holiday; excursion, trip.
3. departure, leaving, going, exit, egress; leave-taking, parting, farewell, adieu, valediction, conge'; retirement, retreat, removal, withdrawal, evacuation.

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