left (past tense of 'to leave') meaning, left (past tense of 'to leave') definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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left

  
[1]     (REMAINING)  
1    Left is the past tense and past participle of leave.  
2       adj   If there is a certain amount of something left, or if you have a certain amount of it left, it remains when the rest has gone or been used.  
v-link ADJ, v n ADJ  
Is there any gin left?..., He's got plenty of money left..., They still have six games left to play.      If there is a certain amount of something left over, or if you have it left over, it remains when the rest has gone or been used.  
left over      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
So much income is devoted to monthly mortgage payments that nothing is left over., ...a large bucket of cut flowers left over from the wedding.     
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n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
exp.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
exp.
expression meaning "things never change"
exp.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
v.
leave without paying (in a restaurant for example)
[Slang] aka: dine and dash
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
v.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
adj.
in modern usage, especially among young people, also used disparagingly to mean 'rubbish' or 'ridiculous'
that is so gay: c'est nase
n.
informal term used for describing a pile of clothes left on the floor
[Slang]
n.
term referring to a pile of clothes left on a chair
[Slang]
exp.
A set of online digital assets or virtual value that may be left to another person in a will.
[Tech.]
exp.
A set of virtual assets or virtual value in cyberspace that may be left to another in a will.
[Tech.]
exp.
A set of virtual assets or value in cyberspace left behind after one’s death fall on legal successors as right.
[Tech.]
n.
online footprint left by an user, available across the world wide web.
[Tech.]
exp.
Unique user’s identity on internet is simply is user life in cyberspace while if user leave no record or trace of his virtual life is virtual death.
[Tech.]
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
n.
feeling of emptiness experienced by parents after the children leave their home
[Psych.]
exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
n.
a career advancement website based in Palo Alto, California, specializing in Job Search / Job Hunt.
[Comp.] "I found my job at employerism.com"

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