leave the past behind

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of leave the past behind

:forget about the past or make a change from the past
  • She wanted to leave the past behind, so she moved to a new town for a new job.

Word by Word Definitions

leave play
  1. : bequeath, devise

  2. : to have remaining after one's death

  3. : to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. : permission to do something

  2. : authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

  3. : an act of leaving : departure

  1. : leaf

past play
  1. : ago

  2. : just gone or elapsed

  3. : having existed or taken place in a period before the present : bygone

  1. : beyond the age for or of

  2. : after

  3. : at the farther side of : beyond

  1. : time gone by

  2. : something that happened or was done in the past

  3. : the past tense of a language

  1. : so as to reach and go beyond a point near at hand

behind play
  1. : in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from

  2. : in, to, or toward the back

  3. : later in time

  1. : in or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of

  2. used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer

  3. : following in order

  1. : buttocks


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