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Definition of depart verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (rather formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they depart
    he / she / it departs
    past simple departed
    -ing form departing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to leave a place, especially to start a trip opposite arrive depart (for…) (from…) Flights for Rome depart from Terminal 3. She waited until the last of the guests had departed. depart something The train departed Baltimore at 6:15 p.m.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to leave your job the departing president depart something He departed his job on December 16. see also departure
  3. Idioms
    depart this life
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    to die. People saydepart this lifeto avoid sayingdie.
    Phrasal Verbsdepart from something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: depart

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