"Leave " is a song by American singer JoJo from her self-titled debut album. It was released as the album's lead single on February 24, 2004. Produced by Danish production duo Soulshock & Karlin, it became an international hit, reaching number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and on the European Hot 100 Singles. It also became a top five hit in Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on October 25, 2004. When the single reached number one on Billboards Pop Songs chart, JoJo became, at ...

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  1. The action of the batsman not attempting to play at the ball.
  2. The arrangement of balls in play that remains after a shot is made (which determines whether the next shooter — who may be either the same player, or an opponent — has good options, or only poor ones).

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. Permission to be absent; time away from one's work.
    I've been given three weeks' leave by my boss.
  2. Permission.
    Might I beg leave to accompany you?
    The applicant now seeks leave to appeal and, if leave be granted, to appeal against these sentences.
  3. Farewell, departure.
    I took my leave of the gentleman without a backward glance.


  1. To have a consequence or remnant.
    1. To cause or allow (something) to remain as available; to refrain from taking (something) away; to stop short of consuming or otherwise depleting (something) entirely.
      1. To cause, to result in.
      2. To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver, with a sense of withdrawing oneself.
        1. To depart; to separate from.
    2. To let be or do without interference.
    3. To depart from; to end one's connection or affiliation with.
      1. To end one's membership in (a group); to terminate one's affiliation with (an organization); to stop participating in (a project).
    4. To depart; to go away from a certain place or state.
  2. To transfer something.
    1. To transfer possession of after death.
    2. To give (something) to someone; to deliver (something) to a repository; to deposit.
    3. To transfer responsibility or attention of (something) (to someone); to stop being concerned with.
  3. To remain (behind); to stay.
  4. To stop, desist from; to "leave off" (+ noun / gerund).

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To give leave to; allow; permit; let; grant.

Verb (etymology 3)

  1. To produce leaves or foliage.

Verb (etymology 4)

  1. To raise; to levy.

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