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leave off

1. To omit or exclude someone from something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "leave" and "off." It was my mistake—I didn't mean to leave you off that email chain. Aw man, my favorite player was left off the roster.
2. To stop doing something, typically something that will be resumed later. I forget where I left off in my story before we were interrupted. You can start by picking up where you left off on Friday.
3. To leave someone at a particular destination. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "leave" and "off." You can leave me off here—my house is just down the street.
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leave off something

to quit something. DI have to leave off working for a while so I can eat. I left off reading and went downstairs for supper.
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leave off

1. Stop, cease; also, stop doing or using. For example, Mother told the children to leave off running around the house, or Please use a bookmark to show where you left off reading. [c. 1400]
2. leave something off. Omit, as in We found she had left off our names.
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leave off

v.
1. To fail to include something or someone in something, as a list; omit something or someone: We left them off the guest list because of their behavior at our last party. You've left off a zero from the end of this number.
2. To stop doing or using something: I picked up my book and began reading from where I left off. I left off writing my term paper and watched TV for a while.
3. To deliver something or someone to a place while underway somewhere else: I'll leave you off at my parents' house on the way to my house. My car wouldn't start after I left off the kids at school.
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And I would like to think that I will build a succession plan so that when I walk out of the door, the next leader of the NAACP is readily recognized as having an affiliation with the NAACP, and is prepared to pick up where I leave off.
If your top gathers at the wrist like this one, leave off the bangles and bracelets--that's just too much.
With 26 top 40 hits to choose from, Bradfield admits: "We're going to have to leave off some of the more embarassing ones." So we won't be getting the Manics' versions of the theme from M.A.S.H., Bright Eyes from Watership Down, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head and Van Halen's Jump then?
I labored a bit over creating this list: whom to include; whom to leave off. How long would it take you to make your own list?
Hammoutene's scheme starts where the bandes dessinees (strip cartoons) so beloved of the French leave off, for woven around the idea of animation, it allows you a succession of animated frames.
Multiply length by width by depth in feet and divide by 1.25 or multiply by 8 and leave off the last right-hand digit.
In compiling this list of "Industrial Strength Movies," it was a matter of what to leave off as opposed to what to include.
Then lull, then leave off. Fury had shrieked `No ling-