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 for To leave alone
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leave \Leave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Left (l[e^]ft); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Leaving.] [OE. leven, AS. l?fan, fr. l[=a]f remnant,
     heritage; akin to lifian, libban, to live, orig., to remain;
     cf. bel[imac]fan to remain, G. bleiben, Goth. bileiban.
     [root]119. See Live, v.]
     1. To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart
        from; as, to leave the house.
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              Therefore shall a man leave his father and his
              mother, and shall cleave unto his wife. --Gen. ii.
                                                    24.
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     2. To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or
        continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.
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              If grape gatherers come to thee, would they not
              leave some gleaning grapes ?          --Jer. xlix.
                                                    9.
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              These ought ye to have done, and not to leave the
              other undone.                         --Matt. xxiii.
                                                    23.
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              Besides it leaveth a suspicion, as if more might be
              said than is expressed.               --Bacon.
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     3. To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.
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              Now leave complaining and begin your tea. --Pope.
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     4. To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to
        relinquish.
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              Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. --Mark
                                                    x. 28.
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              The heresies that men do leave.       --Shak.
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     5. To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to
        his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.
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              I will leave you now to your gossiplike humor.
                                                    --Shak.
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     6. To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to
        submit -- with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as,
        leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave
        the matter to arbitrators.
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              Leave there thy gift before the altar and go thy
              way.                                  --Matt. v. 24.
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              The foot
              That leaves the print of blood where'er it walks.
                                                    --Shak.
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     7. To have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he
        left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy
        to his niece.
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     8. to cause to be; -- followed by an adjective or adverb
        describing a state or condition; as, the losses due to
        fire leave me penniless; The cost of defending himself
        left Bill Clinton with a mountain of lawyers' bills.
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     To leave alone.
        (a) To leave in solitude.
        (b) To desist or refrain from having to do with; as, to
            leave dangerous chemicals alone.
  
     To leave off.
        (a) To desist from; to forbear; to stop; as, to leave off
            work at six o'clock.
        (b) To cease wearing or using; to omit to put in the usual
            position; as, to leave off a garment; to leave off the
            tablecloth.
        (c) To forsake; as, to leave off a bad habit.
  
     To leave out, to omit; as, to leave out a word or name in
        writing.
  
     To leave to one's self, to let (one) be alone; to cease
        caring for (one).
  
     Syn: Syn>- To quit; depart from; forsake; abandon;
          relinquish; deliver; bequeath; give up; forego; resign;
          surrender; forbear. See Quit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alone \A*lone"\, a. [All + one. OE. al one all allone, AS. [=a]n
     one, alone. See All, One, Lone.]
     1. Quite by one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others;
        single; solitary; -- applied to a person or thing.
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              Alone on a wide, wide sea.            --Coleridge.
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              It is not good that the man should be alone. --Gen.
                                                    ii. 18.
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     2. Of or by itself; by themselves; without any thing more or
        any one else; without a sharer; only.
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              Man shall not live by bread alone.    --Luke iv. 4.
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              The citizens alone should be at the expense.
                                                    --Franklin.
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     3. Sole; only; exclusive. [R.]
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              God, by whose alone power and conversation we all
              live, and move, and have our being.   --Bentley.
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     4. Hence; Unique; rare; matchless. --Shak.
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     Note: The adjective alone commonly follows its noun.
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     To let alone or To leave alone, to abstain from
        interfering with or molesting; to suffer to remain in its
        present state.
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