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abandon

  

      vb  
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)  
      n  
5    careless freedom, dash, recklessness, unrestraint, wantonness, wild impulse, wildness  
  
Antonyms     
,       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.   (=give up)  
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...     
5   
    abandoned  
6    If people abandon ship, they get off a ship because it is sinking.  
abandon ship      phrase   v inflects  

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abandoned, abandonment, abundant, abounding

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n.
to abandon
Abdicate the responsibility to deal with these acts in the correct manner.

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