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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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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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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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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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References in classic literature ?
That she had gone out without leaving word where she was going, that she had not yet come back, and that all the morning she had been going about somewhere without a word to him--all this, together with the strange look of excitement in her face in the morning, and the recollection of the hostile tone with which she had before Yashvin almost snatched her son's photographs out of his hands, made him serious.
But I was informed that she had gone out, without leaving word at what hour she might be expected to return.
So, leaving word with the shopman on what day I was wanted at Miss Havisham's again, I set off on the four-mile walk to our forge; pondering, as I went along, on all I had seen, and deeply revolving that I was a common labouring-boy; that my hands were coarse; that my boots were thick; that I had fallen into a despicable habit of calling knaves Jacks; that I was much more ignorant than I had considered myself last night, and generally that I was in a low-lived bad way.
As of press time, law enforcement agencies were still trying to determine who or what group was involved in the kidnapping although an investigator said they recovered a note where the victims were abducted, leaving word that the abductors were from the New People's Army (NPA), armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
The government response went ignored or underplayed by cowed segments of the Turkish media, leaving word to spread through Facebook, Twitter and other social media, with rage against official repression drawing massive new support for the still-ongoing civil unrest.
If you're using a connected PC or device, you can watch video embedded in a Word document without even leaving Word.
Majeed came to Erumely a week ago and returned, leaving word with neighbours that he would be coming this week from his workplace at Chickmangalur in Karnataka.
To make matters worse the family were moving house, and while leaving word with the new owners and local neighbours, they still doubted that Happie would return.
Research Pane is a new function that lets you simultaneously reference a dictionary, thesaurus and encyclopedia via the Internet without leaving Word.
com's directory assistance database can now be accessed without leaving Word document or Outlook email message --eliminating the need for multiple research windows.
The Entopia Knowledge Locator is tightly coupled through Web services to allow knowledge workers to find content and experts from throughout the enterprise without leaving Word 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003 or Microsoft Office Excel 2003, reports Entopia.
They move on, leaving word of where they're finishing the night.