To brake or decelerate a car very rapidly, so as to leave black rubber marks on the pavement (1950s+ Hot rodders)
[leevd] /livd/ adjective 1. having ; leafed. [leev] /liv/ verb (used with object), left, leaving. 1. to go out of or away from, as a place: to leave the house. 2. to depart from permanently; quit: to leave a job. 3. to let remain or have remaining behind after going, disappearing, ceasing, etc.: I left […]
- Leave flat
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. [ ; c. 1900 ] Also see: leave in the lurch
- Leave holding the bag
Abandon someone, force someone to bear the responsibility or blame. For example, Her friends said they were too busy to help with cleaning up, and left Lucy holding the bag . This expression is often put as be left holding the bag , as in When they quit the clean-up committee, Lucy was left holding […]
- Leave hanging
Also, leave hanging in the air or in midair. Keep undecided, uncertain, or in suspense. For example, Since we hadn’t found a big enough hall, we left the final date hanging, or She couldn’t figure out a good ending for the book, so her audience was left hanging in midair.