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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But the announcement had its share of snubs, too—like This Is Us' Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, and Chrissy Metz being left off the list. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Here's Everyone Nominated for the 2018 Emmy Awards," 12 July 2018 Drawing on more than a quarter-century in Washington, Wheeler is expected to pick up where the departing Pruitt left off — only without the controversy that constantly plagued him. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump’s mockery of the #MeToo movement underscores the GOP’s problem with women in 2018," 6 July 2018 Usual goalkeeper Sergio Romero was left off the squad due to a knee injury and midfielder Manuel Lanzini was dropped from the roster after rupturing his ACL during team training in Russia. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "World Cup 2018 teams to watch, from Germany to Iceland," 13 June 2018 Arctic Monkeys' first album in nearly five years picks up where its predecessor left off, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts dated May 26. Kevin Rutherford, Billboard, "Arctic Monkeys Arrive at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums & Alternative Albums Charts," 25 May 2018 A day later, Rihanna posted a video of her hairdresser wearing a wig and singing the same song, picking up where Teyana left off to suggest they weren't impressed with her skills. Gina Mei, Cosmopolitan, "13 Things to Know About Teyana Taylor, the Star of Kanye West's New Music Video for "Fade"," 29 Aug. 2016 That Garoppolo made only five starts is a good enough argument for the young quarterback being left off the list. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, "Is Jalen Ramsey downplaying Jimmy Garoppolo's performance against the Jaguars?," 26 June 2018 He was left off most mock drafts and faced the possibility of going undrafted. Shandel Richardson, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Miami Hurricanes basketball coach Jim Larranaga feels NBA draft success could boost recruiting," 22 June 2018 But Christina’s name is often and unfairly left off the list. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Christina Aguilera Is the Low-Key Queen of Transformations," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of leave off

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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