[ verb ] prevent from being included or considered or accepted


"The bad results were excluded from the report" "Leave off the top piece"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

( Leave_off the ham and you call it Chicken_Pontiac , says Ramsey . )

(McCall's Needlework and Crafts, Spring-Summer,...)

Make same as salt and pepper shakers , leaving_off top pieces .

[ verb ] come to an end, stop or cease


"the road leaves off at the edge of the forest" "leave off where you started"

Used in print

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

And they would n't leave_off arguing and pleading until he had promised .

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[ verb ] stop using


"leave off your jacket--no need to wear it here"

Used in print

(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)

And I done favors for you , big favor not so long back , did n't I , and I 'm right here to take_on where Pretty left_off .

(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)

When Fred_Powell 's brother-in-law , Charlie_Keane , moved_into the dead man 's home , the anonymous letter_writer took no chances on Charlie taking_up where Fred had left_off and wasted no time on a first notice :

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discontinue break