leave me be meaning, leave me be definition | English Cobuild dictionary

Collins

leave

  
[1]  
      vb   , leaves, leaving, left   mainly tr  
1    also intr   to go or depart (from a person or place)  
2    to cause to remain behind, often by mistake, in a place  
he often leaves his keys in his coat     
3    to cause to be or remain in a specified state  
paying the bill left him penniless     
4    to renounce or abandon  
to leave a political movement     
5    to refrain from consuming or doing something  
the things we have left undone     
6    to result in; cause  
childhood problems often leave emotional scars     
7    to allow to be or remain subject to another person or thing  
leave the past to look after itself     
8    to entrust or commit  
leave the shopping to her     
9    to submit in place of one's personal appearance  
will you leave your name and address?     
10    to pass in a specified direction  
flying out of the country, we left the cliffs on our left     
11    to be survived by (members of one's family)  
he leaves a wife and two children     
12    to bequeath or devise  
he left his investments to his children     
13    tr   to have as a remainder  
37 -- 14 leaves 23     
14    Not standard   to permit; let  
15    leave be  
Informal   to leave undisturbed  
16    leave go or hold of  
Not standard   to stop holding  
17    leave it at that  
Informal   to take a matter no further  
18    leave much to be desired   to be very unsatisfactory  
19    leave (someone) alone  
a      (Also)    let alone      See       let   1       7  
b    to permit to stay or be alone  
20    leave someone to himself   not to control or direct someone,   (See also)        leave behind       leave off       leave out  
     (Old English læfan; related to belifan to be left as a remainder)  
  leaver      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
v.
leave without paying (in a restaurant for example)
[Slang] aka: dine and dash
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
exp.
be stupid
expression used when someone becomes irritating
exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
exp.
behave in a manner that is commonly considered as specific to women
[Fam.] it is used most frequently when referring to men who show lack of courage or an excessive shyness or sensitivity. E.g Don't be a pussy; You're such a pussy
exp.
be a man
familiar
exp.
be kept waiting
v.
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
exp.
be tone-deaf
comes from a pun related to Van Gogh (a painter) cutting off his left ear and the expression "have an ear for music" = be particularly good at learning music
adj.
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
exp.
be in a good shape
exp.
be consumed by an emotion; experience an intense feeling
be beside oneself with joy/ grief/ anger etc.
exp.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
exp.
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents

head

Reverso Community

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
Advertising
"Collins English Dictionary 5th Edition first published in 2000 © HarperCollins Publishers 1979, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"
Advertising