take leave of someone

take leave of someone
take leave of someone old-fashioned phrase
to say goodbye to someone
Thesaurus: goodbyes and to say goodbyehyponym ways of saying hellosynonym
Main entry: leave

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take leave of someone (or take your leave)
formal : to say goodbye to someone

It was late when they finally took leave of their friends and headed home.

After a few minutes of polite conversation, he took his leave.

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Main Entry:leave

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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