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(intr) to stop; cease
(tr, adverb) to stop wearing or using

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leave off

1

Stop, cease; also, stop doing or using. For example, Mother told the children to leave off running around the house, or Please use a bookmark to show where you left off reading. [c. 1400]

2

leave something off. Omit, as in We found she had left off our names.

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