leave off


leave off
verb
1. come to an end, stop or cease (Freq. 2)
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the road leaves off at the edge of the forest

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leave off where you started

Hypernyms: ↑discontinue
Verb Frames:
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Something is ——ing PP

2. prevent from being included or considered or accepted (Freq. 2)
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The bad results were excluded from the report

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Leave off the top piece

Syn: ↑exclude, ↑except, ↑leave out, ↑omit, ↑take out
Ant: ↑include (for: ↑exclude)
Derivationally related forms: ↑omissible (for: ↑omit), ↑omission (for: ↑omit), ↑exception (for: ↑except), ↑exclusive (for: ↑exclude), ↑exclusion (for: ↑exclude)
Hypernyms: ↑extinguish, ↑eliminate, ↑get rid of, ↑do away with
Hyponyms: ↑elide
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s somebody

3. stop using
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leave off your jacket—no need to wear it here

Hypernyms: ↑discontinue, ↑stop, ↑cease, ↑give up, ↑quit, ↑lay off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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STOP, cease, finish, desist from, keep from, break off, lay off, give up, discontinue, refrain from, eschew; informal quit, knock off, jack in, swear off; formal forswear.
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transitive verb
1. : to desist from : break off : stop

left off thinking about himself at all — L.C.Douglas

leave off work at five

is reluctant to leave off arguing

2. : to stop wearing or using : omit to put in the usual position

warm enough to leave his overcoat off

3. : to abandon the use of : give up

I have left off all other medicines — Farmer's Weekly (South Africa)

: to make an end : break off : stop

the rain … finally left off at noon — H.E.Bates

starts … where most writers leave off — Burke Wilkinson

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leave off
1. To desist, to terminate
2. To give up using
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Main Entry:leave

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ˌleave ˈoff [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they leave off he/she/it leaves off present participle leaving off past tense left off past participle left off] british informal phrasal verb
to stop doing something

I wish he’d leave off moaning about everything!

Thesaurus: to stop doing somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym
Main entry: leave

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discontinue (an activity)

the dog left off chasing the sheep

come to an end

he resumed the other story at the point where the previous author had left off

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leave off [phrasal verb]
1 : to stop before finishing a story, conversation, etc.

Let's begin where we left off.

Where did we leave off in our conversation?

2 leave off (doing something) informal : to stop (doing something)

They finally left off trying to reach an agreement.

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Main Entry:leave

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ˌleave ˈoff derived
(informal) to stop doing sth

Start reading from where you left off last time.

\leave off doing sth

He left off playing the piano to answer the door.

Main entry:leavederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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