leave off doing something

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. 2014.

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  • 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

  • leave off — verb 1. come to an end, stop or cease (Freq. 2) the road leaves off at the edge of the forest leave off where you started • Hypernyms: ↑discontinue • Verb Frames: Something is ing PP 2. prevent …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.… …   English dictionary

  • leave off — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms leave off : present tense I/you/we/they leave off he/she/it leaves off present participle leaving off past tense left off past participle left off British informal to stop doing something I wish… …   English dictionary

  • leave — leave1 W1S1 [li:v] v past tense and past participle left [left] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(go away)¦ 2¦(stop)¦ 3 leave somebody/something alone 4¦(let something/somebody stay)¦ 5¦(not change/move something)¦ 6¦(result of accident/illness/event)¦ 7 be left… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leave — 1 /li:v/ verb past tense and past participle left LEAVE A PLACE, VEHICLE 1 LEAVE (I, T) to go away from a place or a person: What time did you leave the office? | They were so noisy that the manager asked them to leave. (+ for): They re leaving… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • leave — [[t]li͟ːv[/t]] ♦ leaves, leaving, left 1) VERB If you leave a place or person, you go away from that place or person. [V n] He would not be allowed to leave the country... [V n] I simply couldn t bear to leave my little girl …   English dictionary

  • leave — leave1 [ liv ] (past tense and past participle left [ left ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 go away from place ▸ 2 go away permanently ▸ 3 stop working for someone etc. ▸ 4 put something somewhere ▸ 5 make something that remains ▸ 6 make someone feel/think ▸ 7… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • leave — I UK [liːv] / US [lɪv] verb Word forms leave : present tense I/you/we/they leave he/she/it leaves present participle leaving past tense left UK [left] / US past participle left *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to go away from a place We left… …   English dictionary

  • leave — I. /liv / (say leev) verb (left, leaving) –verb (t) 1. to go away from, depart from, or quit, as a place, a person, or a thing. 2. to let stay or be as specified: to leave a door unlocked. 3. to let (a person, etc.) remain in a position to do… …  

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