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 American Airlines is bringing back flights to popular summertime destinations that the carrier intended to leave off its July schedule after seeing an uptick in passengers in the last few weeks. Dallas News, "American Airlines bringing back beach, mountain destination flights after seeing uptick in passengers," 4 June 2020 So when exactly is Michael Jordan is telling the truth about former Detroit Pistons star Isiah Thomas being left off the 1992 Dream Team roster? Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Michael Jordan said he wasn’t going to play on Dream Team if Isiah Thomas joined," 26 May 2020 One of us writes a fictional passage and leaves off midstream. Jonathan Wolfe, New York Times, "Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today," 22 May 2020 Fans of the Marx Brothers must protest one particular variant’s being left off his list. The New Yorker, "The Mail," 18 May 2020 In its statement, the ministry specifically noted the omission of dogs, saying that public concern about the issue and a growing awareness of animal protection had contributed to the species being left off. Bloomberg.com, "China Moves Toward Ban on Eating of Dogs, Citing Public Concern," 10 May 2020 Others added comments praising essential workers left off the Boston Marathon's list: corrections officers, funeral professionals, and teachers working grueling hours to teach their students remotely. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "The Boston Marathon was supposed to be today. Instead, organizers posted this heartfelt message to America's frontline workers.," 20 Apr. 2020 Crozier copied the message to seven Navy captains but left off Vice Adm. William Merz, who oversaw the Roosevelt as commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet. Anchorage Daily News, "How an outbreak on the USS Roosevelt became a defining moment for the U.S. military," 17 Apr. 2020 New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who set multiple passing records during the 2010s, but won his only Super Bowl following the 2009 season, was left off the list in favor of Brady and the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, "Aaron Donald is a unanimous pick for the NFL’s 2010s all-decade team," 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of leave off

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2020

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“Leave off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20off. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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