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v. left , leav·ing, leaves
1. To go out of or away from: not allowed to leave the room.
a. To go without taking or removing: left my book on the bus.
b. To omit or exclude: left out the funniest part of the story.
3. To have as a result, consequence, or remainder: The car left a trail of exhaust fumes. Two from eight leaves six.
4. To cause or allow to be or remain in a specified state: left the lights on.
a. To have remaining after death: left a young son.
b. To bequeath: left her money to charity.
6. To give over to another to control or act on: Leave all the details to us.
a. To abandon or forsake: leave home; left her husband.
b. To remove oneself from association with or participation in: left the navy for civilian life.
a. To give or deposit, as for use or information, upon one's departure or in one's absence: He left a note for you. Leave your name and address.
b. To cause or permit to be or remain: left myself plenty of time.
9. Nonstandard To allow or permit; let.
To set out or depart; go: When can you leave?
leave /let alone
To refrain from disturbing or interfering.
1. To stop; cease.
2. To stop doing or using.
leave no stone unturnedsourced here
To make every possible effort.
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So Noah is leaving.
Leaving drawers and topic books.
Leaving pegs with your name on.
Leaving weekly spelling tests.
Leaving reading schemes with different coloured stickers on the spines.
Leaving a school where, if you're lucky, you will have earned your 'pen licence' and no longer have to write in pencil.
Leaving people you've known since you were four.
Leaving a place where you're the big fish.
Maybe it's more helpful to look at it the other way around - instead of leaving one school, beginning at another. Moving on, growing up.
Leaving is definitely the word of this week though - and not just because he left his pe kit hanging on that peg, with his name on a sticker next to it.
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