leave off

verb

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

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Netflix Plot Season two left off with the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. Ruby Buddemeyer, Marie Claire, "Everything We Know About 'The Crown' Season 3," 27 July 2018 The first season of the Alison Brie-starring female wrestling comedy left off with GLOW successfully launching its TV pilot and landing a slot on the broadcast schedule. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, "'GLOW' Season 2 Trailer Highlights Drama In and Out of the Ring," 11 June 2018 To harvest larger amounts of juice, cut a leaf or leaves off as close to the stem of the plant as possible, slit each leaf lengthwise with a sharp knife, and then use a spoon to scrape the gel-like juice out of each half. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "It's Incredibly Easy To Grow Healing Aloe Vera At Home—Here's How," 14 Apr. 2017 The Last Jedi picks up where 2015’s The Force Awakens left off, with Rey hunting down the reclusive Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in an effort to swing the power balance of a war between the evil First Order and the heroic Resistance. Scott Meslow, GQ, "The Last Jedi (AKA the Second-Best Star Wars Movie) Is Now on Netflix," 26 June 2018 The bullpen picked up where Fiers left off, combining for 3⅓ scoreless innings. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers quell potent New York Yankees, 4-2, in Game 2," 4 June 2018 While June will pick up rain Friday where May left off, the pattern should shift to a drier one early next week. Jeff Halverson, Washington Post, "The D.C. region is likely to be the target of more heavy rain and possible flooding through the weekend," 30 May 2018 Hard Knock Wife picks up where Wong's first special, Baby Cobra, left off. refinery29.com, "Ali Wong Nails The Downside Of Being A Woman Breadwinner," 14 May 2018 One item that is left off the mayor's spending plan is any money for a new police headquarters. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "Mayor Greg Fischer's budget has no new taxes or layoffs, but it does come with a warning," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of leave off

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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