leave alone

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leave alone (third-person singular simple present leaves alone, present participle leaving alone, simple past and past participle left alone)

  1. (transitive) To stop bothering (a person).
    I wish he'd leave me alone.
    We left her alone until she calmed down.
  2. (transitive) To desist or refrain from involvement with.
    It's safest to leave dangerous chemicals alone.

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