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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.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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exp.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
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.
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.
Digital footprint is a track left by user in form of data in process of transmission of information online

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