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English definition of “leave sth behind”

leave sth behind

verb uk phrasal verb with leave   /liːv/ (left, left) us  
to cause a situation to exist after you have left a place: The army left a trail of destruction behind them.Causing things to happen
(Definition of leave sth behind from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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