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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The Abu Dhabi Police Central Operations Command received a call at 5pm on Tuesday that a child was left alone in a vehicle in the Al Bateen area of Abu Dhabi.
Rohtak (Haryana) [India], September 8 ( ANI ): A jail inmate of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Friday said that infuriated prisoner would kill the cult guru if he is left alone.
The NSPCC is warning that although a child may seem responsible enough to be left alone without supervision, parents and carers should think carefully whether they would be able to cope with unexpected situations such as an emergency, a stranger calling at the house, being hungry or if the parent is away for longer than they thought.
if a child is left on their be a very decision Wanless " Key advice includes the fact that babies, toddlers and very young children should NEVER be left alone.
After reading each scenario and the reason behind each child being left alone, the participants ranked on a scale of one to 10 how much estimated danger the child was in while the parent was gone, 10 being the most risk.
Government-approved guidelines state that under-12s should not be left alone for a long period of time as they are "rarely mature enough".
His allies opposed him on his next move to stage protest in Raiwind outside the residence of Nawaz Sharif, the federal minister remarked adding, "Khan Sahib has been left alone and will remain as it is.
HOW would they feel about being left alone - pleased to be given the responsibility or scared at the thought of it?
NSPCC guidelines are: | Babies, toddlers and very young children should never be left alone | Children under the age of 12 are rarely mature enough to cope in an emergency and should not be left at home alone for a long period of time | Children under the age of 16 should not be left alone overnight | Parents and carers can be prosecuted for neglect if it is judged that they placed a child at risk by leaving them at home alone | A child should never be left at home alone if they do not feel comfortable with this, regardless of their age | If a child has additional needs these should be considered when leaving them at home alone or with an older sibling | When leaving a younger child with an older sibling think about what may happen if they were to have a falling out?
Thompson's former boyfriend, Fredrick Price, father of two of the children, said he was unaware they had been left alone.
Omagac was left alone by his wife who left the house to visit their daughter in a nearby area.
when a 7-year-old child knocked on a neighbor's door and said she was left alone with three infants, police said.
To a question, Hashmi said that IDPs would not be left alone at this difficult hours.
euro]e mother had earlier voiced concerns after her son cried every time he was left alone with his father and noticed the child would cry and curl his legs up when left alone with him.
The woman claims that she waited until the mother was to return so the baby wasn't left alone for too long.
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