leave alone


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.leave alone - 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
يَتْرُكُه وشأنَه، لا يُزْعِج
nechat na pokoji
lade værelade være i fred
láta í friîi
rahatsız etmemekyalnız bırakmak

leave1

(liːv) past tense, past participle left (left) verb
1. to go away or depart from, often without intending to return. He left the room for a moment; They left at about six o'clock; I have left that job.
2. to go without taking. She left her gloves in the car; He left his children behind when he went to France.
3. to allow to remain in a particular state or condition. She left the job half-finished.
4. to let (a person or a thing) do something without being helped or attended to. I'll leave the meat to cook for a while.
5. to allow to remain for someone to do, make etc. Leave that job to the experts!
6. to make a gift of in one's will. She left all her property to her son.
leave alone
not to disturb, upset or tease. Why can't you leave your little brother alone?
leave out
not to include or put in. You've left out a word in that sentence.
left over
not used; extra. When everyone took a partner there was one person left over; We divided out the left-over food.
References in periodicals archive ?
PARTY-goers are being asked to look after their friends and not leave alone at the end of the night.
Jim Doyle tells his own Department of Revenue to leave alone people who turn their yards into parking spaces for Green Bay Packer games.
1 -- color) Sheriff's deputies at Stevenson Ranch in the Santa Clarita Valley watch the people who are keeping a vigil over a 400-year-old oak tree they want road builders to leave alone.