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English definition of “leave sb/sth behind”

leave sb/sth behind

phrasal verb with leave
 
 
/liːv/ verb (past tense and past participle left /left/)
A2 to leave a place without taking something or someone with you: We were in a hurry and I think I must have left my keys behind.Transferring and transporting objects
(Definition of leave sb/sth behind from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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