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.
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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 me alone!

Stop harassing me!; Don't bother me! John: You did it. You're the one who always does it. Bill: Leave me alone! I never did it. Fred: Let's give Bill a dunk in the pool. Bill: Leave me alone!
See also: 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
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And it stressed that babies, toddlers and very young children should never be left alone.
Officers said the man had stalked the victim from his house, stood near the door of the mosque, and waited until the victim was left alone. "He walked towards the victim from behind, and then shot him in the head and other body parts," they said.
The NSPCC advise the following: | Babies, toddlers and very young children should never be left alone.
The NSPCC has advised that babies, toddlers and very young children should never be left alone, and that children under the age of 12 should not be left at home alone for a long period of time.
The charity advised babies, toddlers and very young children should never be left alone and that children under the age of 12 should not be left at home alone for a long period of time.
Every year the RSPCA and police receive thousands of reports of animals being left alone in cars on warm days - with many people wrongly believing it is fine to leave a dog in a car if the windows are open slightly or they have parked in the shade.
The NSPCC says: "Children under 12 are rarely mature enough to be left alone for a long period of time, children under 16 shouldn't be left alone overnight and babies, toddlers and very young children should never be left alone."
| Young people under 16 shouldn't be left alone overnight.
Over the festive period, there is a surge in calls about children left alone in cold homes, without proper clothing, and living in filthy conditions, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said.
Denmark's Odense Zoo observed that the young penguin was 'kidnapped' by the gay couple while it was left alone, reports DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation).
An eight-year-old Sudanese boy died on Thursday morning after he was left alone in a bus for hours in Muscat.
Chief Justice Teresita De Castro, in her first message to the Supreme Court employees as head of the Judiciary, stressed that the high court "should be left alone to decide for ourselves." She said that the Judiciary demands respect from its co-equal branches of government.
A dog who becomes anxious when left alone will bark excessively for hours, chew holes in furniture, dig up entire yards and/or jump fences.
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Police rescued a child who was left alone in a vehicle in Al Bateen area of the capital, the police said on Wednesday.
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