leave off

verb
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 Brian Romes, executive director of the park district, said a project to either repair or replace the barge was left off the district’s newly proposed five-year capital plan because board members have, yet, to decide on an approach. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Lakefront emergencies put Park Avenue breakwater fix on back burner in Park District of Highland Park’s capital plan," 21 Oct. 2019 Cynthia Wilson, 54, said residents are left wondering who will be able to pick up where Cummings left off. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "'Everybody's crushed': Baltimore mourns the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings," 18 Oct. 2019 After criticizing Trump for a tweet about civil war, Kinzinger was the lone congressional Republican in the state left off the president’s reelection team. cleveland, "Economic anxiety is bubbling up in the Midwest: The Flyover," 3 Oct. 2019 Amazing that Team Europe leaves off top 15 guys like Goffin and Khachanov, while Team World is having to field much lower ranked guys like Sock and Fritz. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Mailbag: Instead of a Separate Competition, Let's Add Women to the Laver Cup," 25 Sep. 2019 The stricter qualifications means as many as 10 candidates will be left off the stage. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Democratic presidential debate: Time, channel, how to watch; Who will be on the stage?," 12 Sep. 2019 The head of the state building trades labor council, Robbie Hunter, said he was left off a high-profile commission to study the future of work after receiving an invitation from the governor’s office. New York Times, "California Labor Bill, Near Passage, Is Blow to Uber and Lyft," 9 Sep. 2019 The first two episodes pick up where season one left off, with Villanelle recovering from being stabbed by Eve. Jill Gutowitz, Glamour, "Killing Eve's Villanelle is the Queer Fashion Icon of My Twisted Lesbian Dreams," 3 May 2019 There has been speculation that Ridgewell was left off the lineup sheet due to his performance and perceived lack of effort against New York on March 10. Jamie Goldberg, OregonLive.com, "Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese vague in discussing Liam Ridgewell's status for home opener," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of leave off

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2019

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

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