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leave sb/sth out

phrasal verb with leave uk   us   /liːv/ verb (left, left)
B2 to not ​include someone or something: You can ​leave the ​butter out of this ​recipe if you're on a ​low-fatdiet. I've made a ​list of ​names - I ​hope I haven't ​left anyone out. None of the other ​childrenplay with her, and I ​think she ​feelsleft out (= ​feels that no one ​wants to be her ​friend).

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leave sb/sth out

phrasal verb with leave uk   us   /liːv/ verb (past tense and past participle left /left/ )
to not ​include someone or something: I've made a ​list of ​names - I hope I haven't ​left anyone out.
(Definition of leave sb/sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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