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Difference between Finish school and Leave school

finish school

1. complete one’s school education:

  • When he finished school he went to college in the United States.

2. finish classes for the day:

  • When he finished school at noon, the taxi would first drop off the other kids and then Ahmad.

leave school

1. = finish school 1:

  • About a year after she left school, Doreen headed to Manitoba with her boyfriend.

2. leave the school building after dismissal:

  • The kids went to school with their ski equipment and left school at noon for an afternoon of skiing.

3. drop out of school:

  • He left school at about 14 to work in a grocery store but continued his education through night classes.