1. To not put something away in its proper place. A noun or pronoun can be used between "leave" and "out." Don't leave your dirty clothes out in the middle of the living room!Aw man, I accidentally left out the ice cream—now it's all melted.2. To withhold or omit something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "leave" and "out." Your paper is nicely written, but you left your references out.I did talk to Mom, I just left out the part about getting detention.3. To ignore, forget, or exclude, as from a group, activity, benefit, etc. In this usage, the phrase is usually used in the past tense ("left out"). A noun or pronoun can be used between "leave" and "out." Of course I felt left out when you guys went to the concert without me!You know it hurts your brother's feelings when you leave him out of things.See also: leave, out
Omit, fail to include, as in This sentence doesn't make sense; a key word has been left out. [Late 1400s] See also: leave, out
(British English, spoken) used to tell somebody to stop doing something: Leave it out, will you? I’m trying to study!See also: leave, out
v. 1. To allow something or someone to remain outdoors: I left the dog out last night. 2. To allow something to remain in plain sight: Who left the dirty dishes out on the kitchen counter? 3. To fail to include or mention something; omit something: We weren't sure if the facts were correct, so we left that section out of the report. You've left out the decimal point on this price tag.
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