leave off

left off; leaving off; leaves off

Definition of leave off

: stop, cease picked up where he had left off

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Examples of leave off in a Sentence

we usually leave off working as soon as the bell rings the snow should leave off around midnight
Recent Examples on the Web If making this more than a few hours in advance, assemble the banana pudding but leave off the meringue; cover and refrigerate up to one day. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 Sep. 2021 Don't be tempted to leave off the backer veneer, but do feel free to use a cheaper species here because it won't be seen. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 7 Aug. 2021 The appetizers offered are chips and salsa, hummus and flat bread, guacamole and chips, and a truffle cheese pizza (ask to leave off the cheese). Donnie Lopez, Chron, 21 May 2021 New clinical models, such as human challenge trials, can pick up where clinical trials leave off and enable the rapid development of prognostic efficacy data for many infectious diseases. Nicolas Noulin, Scientific American, 5 May 2021 Stoffel then put the funds in her personal bank account and then leave off the payments to herself from the township's annual report. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 22 Feb. 2021 Rethink what to leave off and what to add to your resume. Lynda Spiegel, NBC News, 5 Jan. 2021 This year, the hard part was debating which ones to leave off. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, 28 Dec. 2020 Was our pick in first start and cashed nicely; can’t leave off today. Michael Beychok, NOLA.com, 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of leave off

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of leave off was in the 14th century

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6 Sep 2021

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“Leave off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20off. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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