leave off

verb
left off; leaving off; leaves off

Definition of leave off

: stop, cease picked up where he had left off

Keep scrolling for more

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

Christen Press, who was in the starting line after Megan Rapinoe was left off, put the United States up early in the match but Ellen White’s goal tied it before 20 minutes had passed. Anne M. Peterson, SFChronicle.com, "US women beat England, 2-1, reach World Cup final," 2 July 2019 The new movie picks up where the last one left off, with all of Andy’s toys now belonging to Bonnie, the daughter of Andy’s mother’s close friend. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Toy Story 4," 21 June 2019 Diamondbacks reliever Yoshihisa Hirano picked up where Holland left off, issuing a pair of walks of his own as the Rockies loaded the bases in the 10th. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Rockies rally late, complete 3-game road sweep of Diamondbacks," 20 June 2019 The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Waukesha County picked up where the city left off, completing a four-lane road design south to Highway 18 (Summit Avenue) in 2018. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The $50 million West Waukesha Bypass project will (finally) be complete this fall, DOT says," 4 June 2019 The Washington Post then picked up where the Times left off, and both papers ended up in the Supreme Court, which ruled in their favor. James C. Goodale, Harper's magazine, "More Than a Data Dump," 10 Apr. 2019 If America is picking up where Europe left off, investors are right to be concerned. The Economist, "American trustbusters are rattling Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple," 6 June 2019 Plus Jon Gray, who was left off the postseason roster in 2018, has done his part to prop up an inconsistent rotation. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Newman: As Rockies return to Wrigley, they need to remember (and stash) some of last season’s wild-card magic for down the road," 4 June 2019 There’s some things—there were four or five big things left off. Alex Leary, WSJ, "Trump Optimistic About China Trade Deal," 16 Nov. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'leave off.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of leave off

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about leave off

Statistics for leave off

Last Updated

10 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for leave off

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

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on leave off

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with leave off

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for leave off

Comments on leave off

What made you want to look up leave off? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having no luck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!