leave/let 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/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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It would also be useful to teach him a "leave" command, so that he knows to leave something alone that might be harmful.
I learned never to leave something alone on the stove or it will overflow," Dana said with a laugh.
And secondly, when there is too much uncertainty, having the restraint (or reluctance to take risks) to simply leave something alone.
I'M sure you've been there - because you couldn't leave something alone, you cause a major calamity.
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