leave over

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

  1. (Britain) To allow a portion to remain unused or unconsumed.
    The family leaves over enough food from Sunday dinner for Monday lunch and dinner.
  2. Give over; stop it!
    • 1924, Collier's (volume 73, page 92)
      "Oh, leave over!" he whispered urgently.