leave out



leave out (third-person singular simple present leaves out, present participle leaving out, simple past and past participle left out)

  1. To omit, to not include, to neglect to mention
    The journalist decided to leave out certain details from her story.
    The journalist decided to leave the sleaze out of her story.
    • 2011 June 4, Phil McNulty, “England 2 - 2 Switzerland”, in BBC[1]:
      Capello mystifyingly left Ashley Young out despite a match-winning display in the Euro 2012 qualifier win in Wales in March and he only underlined the folly of the decision by emerging as substitute at half-time and striking a fine equaliser six minutes after coming on.