leave home


: to leave one's parent's home and live in one's own home
He left home after graduating from high school.

Examples of leave home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It has been consumed for centuries in South America, is the national beverage of Argentina and Uruguay, and is also popular in Brazil and Paraguay, which explains why so many of the world’s best soccer players, including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, don’t leave home without it. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 19 Apr. 2024 But the city is still a refuge for Bình, who was born in Saigon and worked in a colonial officer’s kitchen before he was outed as gay and forced to leave home. Celine Nguyen, The Atlantic, 20 Mar. 2024 After the death of her mother during her teen years, Willis’ strained relationship with her conservative father pushed her to leave home and strike out on her own. Jourdain Searles, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Mar. 2024 Because of my investments, family farms are better be able to stay in the family and children and grandchildren won’t have to leave home to make a living. USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2024 In fact, Ivo’s daughter is old enough to be independent, making preparations to leave home that signal another form of loss to a woman who’s constantly surrounded by it. Peter Debruge, Variety, 28 Feb. 2024 Don’t leave home without a rose clenched in your teeth. Georgia Nicols, The Denver Post, 12 Feb. 2024 Research has shown that subadult males born in areas with dense cougar populations have no choice but to leave home. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 15 Feb. 2024 As Louis, the youngest, is about to leave home to attend the Sorbonne in Paris, Fus, slightly older and not as successful academically, becomes more and more secretive. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Feb. 2024

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“Leave home.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20home. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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