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


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


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
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If he won't leave you alone, calls you all the time, or makes you feel frightened, you must contact the police.
Reverend Craft blasts the popular modern credo, "I'll leave you alone to do whatever you want to do, as long as you leave me alone to do my thing.
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Most of us have this gut feeling that if you came through this hail of hot dogs and hamburgers that rain down on us and made it to 70 without getting a heart attack, you had some protective factor and we should leave you alone forever.
Bumblebees: Don't panic and wave your arms and they'll leave you alone, especially if you've got a highly scented plant located far from the patio to entice them to do their job, which is pollinating.
They always said, 'Just give up and we'll leave you alone.
When you're in a zone like that, your teammates just leave you alone.