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English definition of “leave behind sth; leave sth behind”

leave behind sth; leave sth behind

phrasal verb with leave
 
 
/liːv/ verb ( past tense and past participle left /left/)
to cause a situation to exist, especially a bad one, after you have gone: The army left a trail of destruction behind them.
to be more succesful than someone you are competing with: Three years later, the company had left all its close rivals far behind.
(Definition of leave behind sth; leave sth behind from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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