American English

Definition of left adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    see also leave [only before noun]
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  1. 1on the side of your body that is toward the west when you are facing north Fewer people write with their left hand than with their right. Take a left turn at the intersection. I broke my left leg. the left side of the field The university is on the left bank of the river.
  2. 2(sport) a left back/wing a left hook opposite right
  3. Idioms
    have two left feet (informal)
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    to be very awkward in your movements, especially when you are dancing or playing a sport
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: left