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

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That's one thought that occurred to the owners of Boomerangs Bar & Grill, which picks up where two other eateries in recent years — Meli and Generations at Five Points — left off, trying to swing that traffic through its front door. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Boomerangs Bar & Grill, a new sports bar, opens in downtown Waukesha," 3 Sep. 2019 Now decades after Bloom, a new book by Anthony Kronman, former dean of Yale Law School, in some ways picks up where Bloom left off. Clarence Page, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Don’t make diversity the enemy of excellence," 13 Aug. 2019 When season one leaves off, Elodie has finally found a place in Portland, but her shoplifting is still getting her into trouble. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About "Trinkets" Season 2," 14 June 2019 Earlier this week, Miller Lite released ads purporting to pick up where Bud Light ad shoots leave off, depicting actors who choose Miller Lite in real life. Nat Ives, WSJ, "MillerCoors Sues Anheuser-Busch Over Bud Light’s Corn Syrup Ads," 22 Mar. 2019 In late August, nearly 2 million people in the northeastern state of Assam were left off a vast register of Indian citizens. Sara Spary, CNN, "Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under fire over award to Indian PM Modi," 12 Sep. 2019 The event was left off of the 2018 schedule as it was shifted from an Open Championship tune-up in July to the opening event of the 2019-20 PGA Tour season. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier: Fantasy Golf Power Rankings," 10 Sep. 2019 After leaving Liverpool in search of regular silverware for Juventus, Emre Can has recently hit the headlines after being left off of I Bianconeri's Champions League squad for 2019/20. SI.com, "Ranking the Success of Every Liverpool First Team Player Sold or Released Under Jurgen Klopp," 6 Sep. 2019 It was simply left off maps until a geomorphology professor flew from Broken Hill to Melbourne in 1967 and looked out the window. David Maurice Smith, Smithsonian, "A 42,000-Year-Old Man Finally Goes Home," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of leave off

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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a topic to which one constantly reverts

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