leave (someone or something) alone

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leave (someone or something) alone

To not interact with or bother someone or interfere with something. Come on, she didn't do anything to you. Leave her alone. At a certain point, you have to just leave the painting alone instead of continuing to make changes to it. I know you're trying to help, but I'd really rather just be left alone right now.
See also: alone, leave

leave (someone, something, or some creature) alone

 and let (someone, something, or some creature) alone; leave (someone, something, or some creature) be; let (someone, something, or some creature) be
to stop bothering someone or something. Don't torment the cat. Leave it alone. I don't want your help. Let me alone. Don't argue about it. Let it be!
See also: alone, leave

leave someone alone

Also, let someone alone. Refrain from disturbing or interfering with someone. For example, She'll manage very well if you just leave her alone, or Stop teasing the dog; let him alone. [c. 1400] Also see leave one in peace; let alone; let be.
See also: alone, leave, someone

leave/let somebody aˈlone

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leave/let somebody ˈbe

stop annoying somebody or trying to get their attention: She’s asked to be left alone but the press photographers follow her everywhere.Leave him be — he obviously doesn’t want to talk about it.
See also: alone, leave, let, somebody

leave/let something aˈlone

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leave/let something ˈbe

stop touching, changing or moving something: I’ve told you before — leave my things alone!
See also: alone, leave, let, something
References in classic literature ?
They quickly learned to leave him alone, neither venturing hostile acts nor making overtures of friendliness.
The duke told him to make himself free and easy, and if anybody ever come meddling around, he must hop out of the wigwam, and carry on a little, and fetch a howl or two like a wild beast, and he reckoned they would light out and leave him alone.
The duke said, leave him alone for that; said he had played a deef and dumb person on the histronic boards.
He asked nothing his fellows except that they should leave him alone.
I honour him, that bad guest, but gladly leave him alone.
We have benefitted alot through Paul Boro hair dressing,saloon and now we are begging politicians to leave him alone.
However, he's dropping back in trip, and if the others leave him alone up front (there are other front-runners in the race), he might just stay there.
An old colleague wouldn't leave him alone to do his work and he woke up to find himself in odd places.
Obviously when you've got a left-handed hitter with that kind of power, you mostly leave him alone and let him play.
No one knew how impossible it was to walk a few blocks to dance a performance and leave him alone for four hours," Munisteri says.
We leave him alone out there,'' coach Genie Nelson said.
Faced with a barrage of flashbulbs, he told snappers he'd pose if they'd leave him alone.
She stays home with her son now, fearful to leave him alone even to take a shower because, if he fell, the pins in his skull could injure his brain.
If they can't, take his name off their list and leave him alone, Leaper tells them.
Deputies eventually spotted the 27-year-old Palmdale man, but he yelled at them to leave him alone and go home, which they finally did.