leave out

This page is about the phrasal verb leave out.

Meaning: If you leave something out, you don't include it or count it.

Synonym: omit

For example:

  • leave sth/sb out There should be twelve books in the box, but there are only eleven. They left one out.

  • leave out sth/sb If you're filling in the application form, you can leave out your date of birth. We don't need to know that.

  • be left out Patrice hasn't been playing well lately, so he's been left out of the team for today's game.

Quick Quiz:

We couldn't include all our players in the Olympic squad, and the ones who were left out were

a. very pleased

b. really disappointed

c. luckier than the others

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Contributor: Matt Errey