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 While Proctor would seem to be too valuable to leave off the field entirely, this defense plays only one safety at a time. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Looking inside Ohio State football’s season-opening depth chart for 2020," 15 Oct. 2020 The $25 Microsoft Number Pad is near and dear to my heart, if only because most laptops leave off the dedicated number pad that’s often included on full-size mechanical keyboards. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft's Surface accessories include a keyboard with a dedicated 'heart' emoji key," 1 Oct. 2020 Private insurance companies sell supplemental insurance to pick up where Medicare Part A and Part B leave off. Rich Exner, cleveland, "Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15; what you need to know - That’s Rich!," 30 Sep. 2020 This one will have to wait until Hawaii ends its quarantine rule for out-of-state visitors but the SUPing at Makena Beach is too good to leave off the list. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, "Stand-up paddleboarding is a perfect social-distancing activity. Here are 6 spots to try it.," 23 Aug. 2020 Your other co-planner, with an ax to grind, wants to leave off Avery or Brad or both of them. Quanta Magazine, "Computer Search Settles 90-Year-Old Math Problem," 19 Aug. 2020 The criminal complaints against Sheppard and Fazeli leave off here. Brian Barrett, Wired, "How the Alleged Twitter Hackers Got Caught," 31 July 2020 The biggest roster surprise Sunday was the decision to leave off Dietrich, who showed some of his usual power in March. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, "Analysis: A breakdown of the Cincinnati Reds' 57-man player pool for preseason camp," 28 June 2020 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

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First Known Use of leave off

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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23 Oct 2020

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“Leave off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20off. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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