leave: [intransitive, transitive] to go away from a place or a person My baby gets upset when I leave the room. Before leaving the train, make sure you have all your belongings with you. Leave the motorway at Junction 7.
-leave at The plane leaves at 12.30.
-leave for I tried calling him, but he’d already left for work.
-leave (something/somebody) soon/now/later etc If he left immediately, he’d catch the 7.30 train.
-leave (something/somebody) to do something Frances left work early to meet her mother.
-leave somebody doing something Never leave children playing near water unattended.
-leave somebody to something I’ll leave you to it (=go away and let you continue with what you are doing). My youngest boy has not left my side (=has stayed near me) since his daddy was killed.
-leave somebody in peace (=go away from someone so that they can think, work etc alone) Just a few more questions, then we’ll leave you in peace.
leave: [intransitive, transitive] if you leave your job, home, school etc, you permanently stop doing that job, living at home etc Over the past two years, 20 staffers have left.
-leave home/school/college etc How old were you when you left home (=your parents’ home)? My daughter got a job after she left school. The lawsuit will be postponed until the president leaves office.
-leave a job/country/Spain etc Many missionaries were forced to leave the country. It seems that Tony has left the band for good (=permanently).
-leave (somebody/something) to do something Laura left her native England to live in France.
So, "to leave work" means to "to stop working there (the company that you are working for) permanently" or "just to leave there temporarily & come back to work tomorrow morning"?
"to leave school" means "to stop attending at a school because you graduated" or "to leave school temporarily & come back to school tomorrow morning"?
So, is it wrong to say "I go to work at 7am and leave work at 7pm"?
What about "I go to work at 7am and leave for work at 7pm"?