Leaf out
Leaf Leaf, Leaf out Leaf out(l[=e]f), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Leafed} (l[=e]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Leafing}.] To shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • leaf out — [phrasal verb] US of a tree : to produce leaves The tree will leaf out in the spring. • • • Main Entry: ↑leaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • leaf out — grow new leaves, in leaf    She trimmed the branches before the trees began to leaf out …   English idioms

  • take a leaf out of someone's book — To profit by someone s example • • • Main Entry: ↑book take a leaf out of someone s book see under ↑book • • • Main Entry: ↑leaf * * * take a leaf out of/from/someone’s book …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a leaf out of someone's book — take a leaf out of (someone s) book to copy something that someone else does because it will bring you advantages. Maybe I should take a leaf out of Robert s book and start coming in at ten every morning …   New idioms dictionary

  • take a leaf out of book — take a leaf out of (someone s) book to copy something that someone else does because it will bring you advantages. Maybe I should take a leaf out of Robert s book and start coming in at ten every morning …   New idioms dictionary

  • take a leaf out of someone's book — If you take a leaf out of someone s book, you copy something they do because it will help you …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take a leaf out of someone's book —    If you take a leaf out of someone s book, you copy something they do because it will help you.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Take a leaf out of someone's book —   If you take a leaf out of someone s book, you copy something they do because it will help you …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • take a leaf out of someone's book — ► take a leaf out of someone s book imitate someone in a particular way. Main Entry: ↑book …   English terms dictionary

  • take a leaf out of somebody's book — take a leaf from/out of sb s ˈbook idiom to copy sb s behaviour and do things in the same way that they do, because they are successful Main entry: ↑leafidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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