leave out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyleave out
he/she/itleaves out
present participleleaving out
past tenseleft out
past participleleft out
  1. 1
    to not include someone or something

    She feels left out because the other children don’t play with her.

    leave something out of something:

    We decided to leave the chapter out of the book altogether.

  2. 2
    leave it out British spoken for telling someone to stop saying something
See also main entry: leave