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leave behind something/someone

phrasal verb with leave  us   /liv/ verb (past tense and past participle left  /left/ )
to go away and not take something or someone with you: The ​floodvictims were ​forced to leave behind ​familyphotos and ​mementos. We left him behind to ​continue to ​help out. He left behind a ​wife and six-year-old ​twinboys (= He ​died but they are still ​living).
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