leave behind

This page is about the phrasal verb leave behind.

Meaning: If you left something behind, you forgot to bring it with you.

Synonym: forget

For example:

  • leave sth/sb behind When I got to the station I realised I'd left my credit cards behind, so I went back home to get them.

  • leave sth/sb behind After we left the beach, someone asked where Bobby was. I did a u-turn and went back to the beach because we'd left him behind!

Quick Quiz:

Sandra realised she'd left her passport behind, so she

a. moved it to the front

b. went back to get it

c. took someone else's

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Contributor: Matt Errey