leaf

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leaf is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

A plant leaf

Singular
leaf

Plural
leaves

  1. A big, flat part of a plant, often green.
    The leaves turn red and yellow in the fall.
  2. The front and back of a page in a book.
    I study the leaves of the book carefully.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
leaf

Third-person singular
leafs

Past tense
leafed

Past participle
leafed

Present participle
leafing

  1. To look through quickly, browse.
    She leafed through the book.
  2. To make leaves.
    The trees leafed in early spring.

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