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leave a message

This page is about the collocation leave a message

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to leave information for someone you haven't been able to meet or talk to

For example

  • She couldn't take my call, so I left a message on her phone.

  • I'm sorry, but Mr Burroughs isn't in just now. Would you like to leave a message?

Note:
A related collocation is "leave (sb) a note"

Quick Quiz

Barbie left Ken a message

a. when she met him

b. when she called him

c. when she whispered to him

Contributor: Matt Errey