Definition of leave for dead
- 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.
: bequeath, devise
: to have remaining after one's death
: to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect
: permission to do something
: authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment
: an act of leaving : departure
: deprived of life : no longer alive
: having the appearance of death : deathly
: lacking power to move, feel, or respond : numb
: someone who is no longer alive : one that is dead (see 1dead 1)
: the state of being dead
: the time of greatest quiet
: absolutely, utterly
: suddenly and completely
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