Meaning of “leave behind sth; leave sth behind” in the English Dictionary

"leave behind sth; leave sth behind" in Business English

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leave behind sth; leave sth behind

phrasal verb with leave us uk /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)