Definition of leave behind phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

leave behind

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    leave somebody/something behind

     
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  1. 1 [usually passive] to make much better progress than someone Our manufacturers are 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 (8)
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