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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.


/let alone
To refrain from disturbing or interfering.
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In fact, according to one senior presidential advisor, a common White House strategy is to "leak word that you're thinking of leaving and then wait and see if the calls come in" Most frequently, according to the advisor, the leaking goes through Al Kamen at The Washington Post--his "In the Loop" column "serves as a kind of village green for us.
He left the premises with his rent 5 months in arrears, leaving a note that instructed the landlord that she could have some valuables that he was leaving behind.
At best, they slow down the most retrograde aspects of the GOP program; at worst, they bestow legitimacy on conservative goals, leaving their constituents bothered and bewildered.
Anxiety over leaving their baby in the care of others keeps them out of the workplace; yet they experience increasing concern over the loss of career opportunities and fears their job will go to someone else.
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