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English definition of “leave sth/sb behind”

leave sth/sb behind

phrasal verb with leave     /liːv/ verb (left, left)
B1 to leave a place without taking someone or something with you: We left in a hurry and I must have left my keys behind. He was forced to leave the country, leaving behind his wife and children.Departing
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