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leave off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishleave off phrasal verb1 STOP DOING somethingto stop doing somethingtake up/pick up/continue (something) etc where somebody left off (=continue something that has stopped for a short time) Barry took up the story where Justine had left off.leave off doing something British English informal ‘Will you leave off nagging?’ he snarled.2 leave somebody/something off (something) to not include something such as someone’s name in a list or other document Why was her name left off the list? leave→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
leave offI would keep on reading the first few pages, forgetting where I had left off.Several people touch him as they speak; he looks up, responds, and picks up right where we left off.Ten days later, we picked up where we had left off, driving away from Wichita in yet another new car.It is time to leave off, his daughter tells him, it s time to burst forth like a butterfly.Or maybe she has the idea that we can pick up where we left off in Jefferson's long but thin bed.I leave off only when Evan is hooked into the unfolding plot of the story.Some might see dangers and difficulties in discussing reunification, but it could not be left off the agenda.Ask for brown-bread toast and leave off the butter!leave off doing somethingAsk for brown-bread toast and leave off the butter!I leave off only when Evan is hooked into the unfolding plot of the story.I would keep on reading the first few pages, forgetting where I had left off.It is time to leave off, his daughter tells him, it s time to burst forth like a butterfly.Or maybe she has the idea that we can pick up where we left off in Jefferson's long but thin bed.Several people touch him as they speak; he looks up, responds, and picks up right where we left off.Some might see dangers and difficulties in discussing reunification, but it could not be left off the agenda.Ten days later, we picked up where we had left off, driving away from Wichita in yet another new car.
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Verb table
leave
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyleave
he, she, itleaves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyleft
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave left
he, she, ithas left
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad left
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill leave
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have left
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam leaving
he, she, itis leaving
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you, we, theyare leaving
Past
I, he, she, itwas leaving
you, we, theywere leaving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been leaving
he, she, ithas been leaving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been leaving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be leaving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been leaving
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