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Related to leave behind: Left Behind
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.
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|Verb||1.||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"
|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"
|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"
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the car, the children → dalassen, zurücklassen; fingerprints, chaos → hinterlassen; the past → hinter sich (dat) → lassen; we’ve left all that behind us → das 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 behind → er stellte alle seine Kommilitonen in den Schatten
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