come to an end, stop or ceaseprevent from being included or considered or acceptedstop using
leave off Idiom, Proverb
1. To omit or exclude someone from something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "leave" and "off." It was my mistake—I didn't mean to leave you off that email chain.Aw man, my favorite player was left off the roster.2. To stop doing something, typically something that will be resumed later. I forget where I left off in my story before we were interrupted.You can start by picking up where you left off on Friday.3. To leave someone at a particular destination. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "leave" and "off." You can leave me off here—my house is just down the street.See also: leave, off
leave off something
to quit something. DI have to leave off working for a while so I can eat. I left off reading and went downstairs for supper.See also: leave, off
1. Stop, cease; also, stop doing or using. For example, Mother told the children to leave off running around the house, or Please use a bookmark to show where you left off reading. [c. 1400] 2. leave something off. Omit, as in We found she had left off our names. See also: leave, off
v. 1. To fail to include something or someone in something, as a list; omit something or someone: We left them off the guest list because of their behavior at our last party. You've left off a zero from the end of this number. 2. To stop doing or using something: I picked up my book and began reading from where I left off. I left off writing my term paper and watched TV for a while. 3. To deliver something or someone to a place while underway somewhere else: I'll leave you off at my parents' house on the way to my house. My car wouldn't start after I left off the kids at school.
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1．stop 停止 Please leave off biting your nails．请不要咬指甲。 He told the boys to leave off teasing his little brother．他要那些孩子们停止戏弄他的小弟弟。 I think we should leave off now and have a cup of tea．我想我们该停下来喝杯茶了。 We leave off work at 12．我们12点钟下班。 2．no longer wear；stop wearing or using不再穿；不再使用 They left their woollen underwear when the weather got warm．天气转暖时，他们不穿羊毛衫了。 She left her coat off when she went out．她没穿外衣就出去了。 I have left off my overcoat．我已经不穿大衣了。 He has left off all ather medicines．他已停服其它所有的药。
v. To come or put to an end; stop. There is a high fence where the school yard leaves off and the woods begin.Don told the boys to leave off teasing his little brother.Marion put a marker in her book so that she would know where she left off. Antonym: TAKE UP.