(third-person singular simple present leaves behind, present participle leaving behind, simple past and past participle left behind)
- Used other than as an idiom: see leave, behind.
- (idiomatic) To abandon.
- We left behind our luggage at the hotel.
- (idiomatic) To forget about.
- We (accidentally) left behind our bags at the airport.
- (idiomatic) To not live longer than; to be survived by.
- Mrs Johnston died at thirty, and left behind three young daughters.
- (idiomatic) To leave (a trace of something).
- The wound I got in my car accident left behind a massive scar.
- Unfortunately, this cleaning product leaves behind a noticeable residue.
- (idiomatic) To outdo; to progress faster than (someone or something else).
- This product leaves behind all its competitors in the market.
- To pass.
- As soon as we made our way onto the highway, we left the skyscrapers behind us.