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.
adjective pertaining to a hair-care product that is left on the hair rather than rinsed out Examples Many conditioners are leave-in nowadays.
[lev-uh n] /ˈlɛv ən/ noun 1. a substance, as yeast or baking powder, that causes fermentation and expansion of dough or batter. 2. fermented dough reserved for producing fermentation in a new batch of dough. 3. an element that produces an altering or transforming influence. verb (used with object) 4. to add leaven to (dough […]