take one's leave

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take one's leave (third-person singular simple present takes one's leave, present participle taking one's leave, simple past took one's leave, past participle taken one's leave)

  1. To depart.
    • Bible, Acts xviii. 18
      And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren.
  2. say goodbye

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