leave on


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leave something on

 
1. to continue to wear some article of clothing. I think I will leave my coat on. It's chilly in here. I'll leave on my coat.
2. to allow something [that can be turned off] to remain on. Who left the radio on? Please leave on the light for me.
See also: leave, on

leave something on someone or something

to allow something to remain on someone or something. Leave the coats on the children. We are taking them out to a movie almost immediately. Who left this book on the table?
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leave on

v.
1. To continue wearing something: I accidentally left my watch on when I went swimming. There's broken glass on the floor, so leave on your shoes.
2. To have something remain operational, switched to an on position: She leaves the radio on all night when she goes to sleep. He left on some lights because he knew he'd return after dark.
See also: leave, on