leave off

leave off
1) PHRASAL VERB If someone or something is left off a list, they are not included on that list.

[be V-ed P n] She has been deliberately left off the guest list...

[V n P n] The judge left Walsh's name off the list of those he wanted arrested. [Also V n P]

2) PHRASAL VERB If someone leaves off doing something, they stop doing it.

[V P -ing] We all left off eating and stood about with bowed heads...

[V P] The film takes up where the original left off and plots the final demise of Billy the Kid...

[V P n (not pron)] Some of the patients left off treatment.

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  • leave\ off — v To come or put to an end; stop. There is a high fence where the school yard leaves off and the woods begin. Don told the boys to leave off teasing his little brother. Marion put a marker in her book so that she would know where she left off.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • leave off doing something — leave off (doing something) to stop doing something. Mr. Summers finally left off talking and returned to his seat. We ll pick up the story where we left off yesterday …   New idioms dictionary

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