Definition of leave behind phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


leave behind

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    leave somebody behind


    leave something behind

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  1. 1[usually passive] to make much better progress than somebody Britain is being left behind in the race for new markets.
  2. 2to leave a person, place or state permanently She knew that she had left childhood behind. see also leave
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: leave behind