leave with (someone or something)

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leave with (someone or something)

1. To depart some place while accompanying or being accompanied by someone. He arrived with Stacey, but I think he left with Lacey. A: "Where did you end up last night?" B: "I left with Mark and the guys to grab a bit to eat."
2. To allow someone or something to be in the custody of someone else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "leave" and "with." We're leaving the kids with my mother-in-law this weekend. Can I leave my bike with you while I run in to buy some milk?
3. To allow someone to take responsibility for something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "leave" and "with." A: "I'm just not sure how to tackle this problem." B: "Leave it with me, I'm sure I can think of something." Do you mind if I leave this project with you? I just have too much on my plate at the moment.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leave someone or something with someone or something

to allow someone or something to remain with someone or something. Can I leave Jimmy with you while I shop? Do you mind if I leave my papers with the committee, just in case they have time to look at them?
See also: leave

leave with someone

to depart in the company of someone. I left with Frank early in the evening and did not see what happened to Tom and Edna. Mary is gone. She left with Gerald.
See also: leave
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Many of his poems leave us with a strange sense of horror which is suggested rather than revealed.
You cheered the greyest day and leave us with the happiest and brightest memories.
Don't leave us with Mary in the depths of a mother's grief, with the women watching at the tomb.
Among Lipsitz's achievements here is to leave us with the shoe on the other foot, asking if "we might better wonder whether politics can ever be political, whether political discourse will ever amount to anything other than a cultural performance designed to divert attention from who actually has power and what they have done with it."
Is this going to leave us with future Meeses and Hartkes and Laxalts agonizing about the meaning of old wealth?
It would have been much easier for them to leave us with a babysitter in Michigan and go take care of the difficult business themselves.
Far-fetched as the scenario may be, a limited exchange costing them Moscow, and us Washington, would leave us with a country.