departure


departure
noun
1 leaving/going away from a place
ADJECTIVE
abrupt, sudden

Everyone was a little puzzled by her sudden departure.

hasty, quick
voluntary
early, late
imminent, impending

The guard blew his whistle to warn of the train's imminent departure.

scheduled
flight

The last check-in time is 45 minutes before flight departure.

VERB + DEPARTURE
make

He made a hasty departure.

hasten

Her disagreement with the MD probably hastened her departure.

delay
announce

Our boss sent out an email announcing her departure.

DEPARTURE + NOUN
point

Atocha station was the departure point for our tour.

date, time
gate, lounge

We sat in the departure lounge waiting for our flight to be called.

PREPOSITION
before departure, prior to departure

You should receive your flight tickets at least a week prior to departure.

on departure

All visitors must sign the book on arrival and again on departure.

departure for

his departure for Naples

departure from

her departure from Toronto

PHRASES
the day, time, etc. of departure
the point of departure (figurative)

The author takes Freud's dream theories as the point of departure for his essay.

2 sth different from what is usual/expected
ADJECTIVE
new
big (informal), complete, dramatic, fundamental, major, marked, radical, sharp (AmE), significant

This project represents a big departure for me.

refreshing (esp. AmE), welcome
VERB + DEPARTURE
be, mark, represent
PREPOSITION
departure from

This document marks a radical departure from earlier recommendations.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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