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leave word

To leave a message for one. I left word with the front desk when I came by to see you earlier.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leave word (with someone)

Fig. to leave a message with someone (who will pass the message on to someone else). If you decide to go to the convention, please leave word with my secretary. Leave word before you go. I left word with your brother. Didn't he give you the message?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

leave word

Leave a message, as in Please leave word at the desk when you check out, or I left word abut my plans with the secretary; didn't she tell you? This expression employs word in the sense of "information," a usage dating from the 10th century.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

leave ˈword (with somebody)

leave a message with somebody: He left word with his secretary about where to contact him if necessary.
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Type A: Move the rightmost letter to the left word edge example: AEGEAN Type B: Move the leftmost letter to the right edge example: GNOMON Type C: Move either the leftmost letter to the right edge or the rightmost letter to the left edge example: PAPA There is a particular variety of Type A derived palindromes I consider to be rather unspectacular, but which 1 list below nonetheless, namely, words consisting of a palindrome plus a regular inflectional ending, e.g.
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Veteran promoter Bob Arum has left word he has something special for Pacquiao if the fighting Filipino senator decides to fight on.
On his last visit to Mik's home, Cal left word that that there was a prospective buyer for the tractor.
The two investors flew back yesterday to Beijing but left word that they would be available for talks anytime with Philippine officials and potential local business partners.
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Consequently, just as the denial of allegory left words and things with few ways of pointing toward divine meaning, the denial of teleology left individual people with no sure way of directing their capacities toward divine purposes.
Anne's best friend Debbie Evans, 42, from Eston, left words of comfort in a memory book to Anne.
10: As the temperature that day had risen to 35 degrees, the printers on the Boulevard Bourdon left words, sentences, and sometimes entire passages out of their composition work.
It follows that the radius from the inner boundaries of the parafoveal words (i.e., last letter of left words and initial letter of right words) and the central fixation point was between 1.3 and 1.65 deg.