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 someone alone

Also, let someone alone. Refrain from disturbing or interfering with someone. For example, She'll manage very well if you just leave her alone, or Stop teasing the dog; let him alone. [c. 1400] Also see leave one in peace; let alone; let be.
See also: alone, leave, someone

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 ?
If they left him alone, he left them alone--a state of affairs that they found, after a few encounters, to be pre- eminently desirable.
The leftist media felt Trump was less dangerous to Hillary than Rubio and Cruz and left him alone, but as soon as his candidacy was clinched, that very same media set out to get him.
KARACHI -- Expressing annoyance over attitude of his party's leader in the aftermath of a controversial speech allegedly seeking Indian help, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Thursday said the former left him alone after enjoying privileges of the ministries.
According to sources, he decided to quit the PPP when the party left him alone in Hajj corruption scandal and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani stopped his Rs 80 million development funds.
At his murder trial at the High Court in Aberdeen, he told how she left him alone with the baby for up to five hours, which led to a row.
Once we left him alone at the courthouse, he was able to reach into his pocket, pull out the razor and secrete it into some location (in the lockup room),'' Martinez said.
An inquest heard how Anthony Macaulay, 20, was found by his parents after they left him alone to relax in the bath at their home in May.
Daniel Tuffree's attorneys continue to portray last year's killing of a Simi Valley policeman as an avoidable tragedy, with an attorney testifying Tuesday that officers on a call to check on Tuffree could have left him alone.