leave behind


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leave behind

vb (tr)
1. (adverb) to forget or neglect to bring or take
2. to cause to remain as a result or sign of something: the storm left a trail of damage behind.
3. to pass: once the wind came up, we soon left the land behind us.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.leave behind - depart and not take along; "He left behind all his possessions when he moved to Europe"
leave behind, leave - be survived by after one's death; "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
outdistance, outstrip, distance - go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners"
2.leave behind - be survived by after one's death; "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
widow - cause to be without a spouse; "The war widowed many women in the former Yugoslavia"
leave behind - depart and not take along; "He left behind all his possessions when he moved to Europe"
bequeath, will, leave - leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate"
3.leave behind - leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking; "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone"; "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"
let - leave unchanged; "let it be"
refrain, forbear - resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"
leave - have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"
Translations

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vt sep
the car, the childrendalassen, zurücklassen; fingerprints, chaoshinterlassen; the pasthinter sich (dat)lassen; we’ve left all that behind usdas alles liegt hinter uns; we’ve left all our worries behind us (= settled)wir sind alle Sorgen los; (= forgotten)wir haben all unsere Sorgen vergessen
(= outstrip)hinter sich (dat)lassen; he left all his fellow students behinder stellte alle seine Kommilitonen in den Schatten
References in classic literature ?
While she dressed me I explained to her my intentions and what assistance I should require from her, and told her which of my things she was to pack up, and what she was to leave behind for herself, as I had no other means of recompensing her for this sudden dismissal after her long and faithful service: a circumstance I most deeply regretted, but could not avoid.
A Roman gentleman stood by his side and explained to him the skilful construction and ingenuity of the vast fabric and its wonderful architecture, and when they had left the skylight he said to the emperor, 'A thousand times, your Sacred Majesty, the impulse came upon me to seize your Majesty in my arms and fling myself down from yonder skylight, so as to leave behind me in the world a name that would last for ever.
He came to me, and left with me, among some other things, a picture--a portrait painted by himself--a likeness of this poor girl--which he did not wish to leave behind, and could not carry forward on his hasty journey.