1 desert, forsake, jilt, leave, leave behind, leave in the lurch, let (someone) stew in their own juice, strand
2 evacuate, quit, vacate, withdraw from
3 abdicate, cede, give up, relinquish, renounce, resign, surrender, waive, yield
4 desist, discontinue, drop, forgo, kick (informal)
5 careless freedom, dash, recklessness, unrestraint, wantonness, wild impulse, wildness
, vb claim, continue, defend, hold, keep, maintain, take, uphold
n control, moderation, restraint
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abandon ( abandons 3rd person present) ( abandoning present participle) ( abandoned past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you abandon a place, thing, or person, you leave the place, thing, or person permanently or for a long time, especially when you should not do so.
He claimed that his parents had abandoned him... V n
The road is strewn with abandoned vehicles. V-ed
2 verb If you abandon an activity or piece of work, you stop doing it before it is finished.
(=give up) (Antonym: continue)
The authorities have abandoned any attempt to distribute food... V n
3 verb If you abandon an idea or way of thinking, you stop having that idea or thinking in that way.
Logic had prevailed and he had abandoned the idea. V n
4 n-uncount If you say that someone does something withabandon, you mean that they behave in a wild, uncontrolled way and do not think or care about how they should behave.
usu with N (disapproval)
He has spent money with gay abandon...
6 If people abandon ship, they get off a ship because it is sinking.
abandon ship phrase v inflects
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