Forsake or abandon completely, especially without warning. For example, He didn't tell her he wasn't picking her up; he just left her flat. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see high and dry; leave in the lurch.
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separate, relinquish, surrender, depart, renounce, retire, go, withdraw, vacate, drop, quit, deny, spurn, repudiate, waive, disavow, forgo, forswear, eschew, discard
- leave a bad taste in one's mouth,
- leave a lot to be desired,
- leave alone,
- leave behind,
- leave hanging,
- leave holding the bag,
- leave in the lurch,
- leave no stone unturned,
- leave of absence
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