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phrasal verb [transitive] [always passive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyleave over
he/she/itleaves over
present participleleaving over
past tenseleft over
past participleleft over
  1. 1
    be left over if part of an amount of something such as money or food is left over, you still have some of it after you have used or eaten the rest of it

    There was some ham left over from lunch.

  2. 2
    be left over to still exist from the past

    These attitudes are left over from the war.

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