leave for dead

idiom

: to leave (a person or animal) that one knows will probably die instead of trying to help
They hit the dog with their car and left it for dead on the side of the road.
He had been badly beaten and left for dead.

Examples of leave for dead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not too shabby for a commodity that the media has loved to leave for dead for well over a decade now. Jude Clemente, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021

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“Leave for dead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20for%20dead. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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