Definition of leeway noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈliːweɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈliːweɪ//
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  • the amount of freedom that you have to change something or to do something in the way you want to synonym latitude How much leeway should parents give their children?
  • Idioms (British English) to get out of a bad position that you are in, especially because you have lost a lot of time He’s unlikely to make up the leeway at this stage of the race.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: leeway