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      vb   tr  
1    to forsake completely; desert; leave behind  
to abandon a baby, drivers had to abandon their cars     
2    abandon ship   the order given to the crew of a ship that is about to sink to take to the lifeboats  
3    to give up completely  
to abandon a habit, to abandon hope     
4    to yield control of or concern in; relinquish  
to abandon office     
5    to give up (something begun) before completion  
to abandon a job, the game was abandoned     
6    to surrender (oneself) to emotion without restraint  
7    to give (insured property that has suffered partial loss or damage) to the insurers in order that a claim for a total loss may be made  
8    freedom from inhibitions, restraint, concern, or worry  
she danced with abandon     
     (C14 abandounen (vb), from Old French, from a bandon under one's control, in one's power, from a at, to + bandon control, power)  
   abandonment             n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    dereliction, desertion, forsaking, jilting, leaving  
2    evacuation, quitting, withdrawal from  
3    abdication, cession, giving up, relinquishment, renunciation, resignation, surrender, waiver  
4    desistance, discontinuation, dropping  

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