leave off

verb
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of leave off

:stop, cease
  • picked up where he had left off

Examples of leave off in a Sentence

  1. we usually leave off working as soon as the bell rings

  2. the snow should leave off around midnight

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First Known Use of leave off

14th century



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