leaflet


leaflet
[[t]li͟ːflət[/t]]
leaflets, leafleting, leafleted
1) N-COUNT A leaflet is a little book or a piece of paper containing information about a particular subject.

Campaigners handed out leaflets on passive smoking.

...a leaflet called `Sexual Harassment at Work'.

2) VERB If you leaflet a place, you distribute leaflets there, for example by handing them to people, or by putting them through letter boxes.

[V n] We've leafleted the university today to try to drum up some support...

The only reason we leafleted on the Jewish New Year was because more people than usual go to the synagogue on that day.


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