take leave

take leave
take (your) leave to go away from a gathering.

Barlow could only manage a few brief words before taking his leave of this group of happy supporters.


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  • take leave — index abandon (physically leave), dissociate, leave (depart), part (leave), quit (evacuate), retire …   Law dictionary

  • take leave to do — ► take leave to do formal venture or presume to do. Main Entry: ↑leave …   English terms dictionary

  • take leave of — index quit (evacuate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take leave of — {v. phr.} I. To abandon, go away from, or become separated from. Usually used in the phrase take leave of one s senses . * /Come down from the roof, Billy! Have you taken leave of your senses?/ 2. See: TAKE ONE S LEAVE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take leave of — {v. phr.} I. To abandon, go away from, or become separated from. Usually used in the phrase take leave of one s senses . * /Come down from the roof, Billy! Have you taken leave of your senses?/ 2. See: TAKE ONE S LEAVE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ leave\ of — v. phr. 1. To abandon, go away from, or become separated from. Usually used in the phrase take leave of one s senses . Come down from the roof, Billy! Have you taken leave of your senses? 2. See: take one s leave …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take leave — to use time permitted to be away from work. For the first time fathers are allowed to take leave to care for new babies or for seriously ill children. Employees must tell employers ahead of time that they plan to take a leave under the Family and …   New idioms dictionary

  • take leave — verb go away or leave (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑depart, ↑quit • Ant: ↑stay (for: ↑depart) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • take leave of your senses — phrase to start behaving in a way that is not sensible or reasonable Have you taken leave of your senses? Thesaurus: to be, or to become crazy or stupidsynonym Main entry: leave * * * take leave of your senses : to begin acting or thinking in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take leave of someone — old fashioned phrase to say goodbye to someone Thesaurus: goodbyes and to say goodbyehyponym ways of saying hellosynonym Main entry: leave * * * take leave of someone (or …   Useful english dictionary

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