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leave sb alone

This page is about the collocation leave sb alone

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

to stop annoying, bothering or criticizing somebody

For example

  • Why can't you just leave me alone?

  • After Gary beat up one of the prisoners who'd been harassing him, the others left him alone.

Quick Quiz

If you leave someone alone, they'll be

a. glad

b. lonely

c. lost

Contributor: Matt Errey