leave (someone or something) (at) (some place)

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leave (someone or something) (at) (some place)

To depart from a certain location without bringing someone or something; to abandon or forsake someone or something at a particular location. I left the kids at my sister's house so I could go to my doctor's appointment. For one day only, you can leave anything you don't want at the curb, and the city will collect it for free.
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leave someone or something (at)

 some place
1. to abandon someone or something at some place. Don't leave me here by myself! Betty left her newspaper at the table, hoping someone else would enjoy it.
2. to allow someone or something to remain at some place. You leave me here and go on ahead. Please leave your packages at the door.
3. to allow someone or something to stay behind through forgetfulness. I left my glasses behind on my desk. I was left at the movie theater by mistake.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


/let alone
To refrain from disturbing or interfering.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"It's really important to understand what is making children want to leave somewhere that is supposed to keep them safe and what is leading to care staff contacting the police so often.
"And I didn't leave somewhere where you strive to be the best to strive for second or third."
So, you may leave somewhere with regrets, but also with a spring in your step.
Many times, he demands to know where I am, who Im with, what time Ill leave somewhere, what time Ill get home.
"It's strange when you leave somewhere where you have had a lot of success.
Cover loosely and leave somewhere draught-free, and preferably fairly warm if you're in a hurry, until it has roughly doubled in size: this should take about two hours in your average kitchen.
"Normally, when you leave somewhere it's difficult to go back."
Cover loosely with a piece of oiled cling film and leave somewhere warm to prove for 1 hr or until almost doubled in size -- the buns should be just touching.
Cherry said he follows the advice of his parents, who told him "to leave somewhere better than I found it, so I've always thought of that."
"The satisfaction for me is that when you leave somewhere you look at what you are leaving and I know I left West Ham in great shape.'' Troubled Allardyce had a troubled relationship with West Ham fans at the end of his reign, with huge sections of the Upton Park crowd calling for his head.
Cover with a tea towel and leave somewhere warm to prove for an hour, until they have doubled in size.
Often it is only when you're about to leave somewhere that you find the time to do all the things you wanted to do while there and this is something that best describes Alexandra Kapoh, a Muscat-based painter
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