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/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
References in classic literature ?
I wisht they'd strike game somewheres, an' go away an' leave us alone.
I wisht they'd spring up a bunch of moose or something, an' go away an' leave us alone," Bill said.
Leave us alone without books and we shall be lost and in confusion at once.
I see his design," said she; "for he made downright love to me yesterday morning; but as I am resolved never to admit it, I beg your ladyship not to leave us alone together any more, and to order the servants that, if he enquires for me, I may be always denied to him.
Then he must go away and leave us alone until I send for him again.
Regard our place from the point of view that we only ask you to leave us alone, and we are as capital a Department as you'll find anywhere.
It very easily might have had a hand in it; because it is undeniable that we are sometimes a most unlucky place, in our effects upon people who will not leave us alone.
Leave us alone, then, and you will enjoy a little amusement without cost to yourselves.
I think the dancing-school a tiresome affair, and wonder why the girls can't dance by themselves and leave us alone.
Tell them," he said to the Negro, "if you speak their language, that we will not harm them if they leave us alone and let us depart in peace.
I warned them that they would get the worst of it if they didn't leave us alone, but they only shouted in derision and paddled swiftly toward us.
Once, when Pellucidar was young, the Sagoths were wont to capture us for slaves as they do the other men of Pellucidar, it is handed down from father to son among us that this is so; but we fought so desperately and slew so many Sagoths, and those of us that were captured killed so many Mahars in their own cities that at last they learned that it were better to leave us alone, and later came the time that the Mahars became too indolent even to catch their own fish, except for amusement, and then they needed us to supply their wants, and so a truce was made between the races.
My dear friend," he said, turning to me, "I am obliged to ask you to leave us alone for a moment.
Still you must remember that I had to fix things up with him in the fewest possible words, in a single minute that the other two were indiscreet enough to leave us alone together.
I think, Ettie, that if you were to leave us alone we could get this thing settled," said McMurdo quietly.