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leave off

Definition of leave off in English:

1Discontinue (an activity): the dog left off chasing the sheep
More example sentences
  • He continued where he left off after the break and nearly gave his side the lead after 52 minutes.
  • In the second half the game continued in the same vein, where it left off at the break.
  • I swear it leaves off then, to resume work somewhere in my abdomen, causing the most uncomfortable swelling and, eventually, making it harder and harder to breath.
1.1Come to an end: he resumed the other story at the point where the previous author had left off
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  • Since we last left off, there have been major problems that have arisen with regard to our building project.
  • They rode right into a squadron of our own cavalry, who dealt with them and finished where we'd left off.
  • Some even carry on a story from where tracks on previous albums left off.
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