Definition of 'abandon'
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Cars were abandoned and people had to feel their way home along railings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Other promises include abandoning " plans to store email and internet records without good cause". Computing (2010)She lost her funding and thought about abandoning her international hopes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His wild abandon has been infectious. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You don't have a family to just abandon them and leave them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I spent about 30 seconds trying to feel distressed but abandoned the attempt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They abandoned their trapped ships and set out in April 1848 but none made it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A British father has abandoned his attempt to become the first person to swim the Atlantic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The car was found abandoned four hours after that. The Sun (2006)There are two possible explanations as to why this idea was abandoned. The Sun (2014)Including those who have been abandoned for too long in the race up the tables. The Sun (2013)Before you abandon camp leave signs that you have been there and moved on. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He did not abandon his business completely. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It abandoned a plan to float earlier this year. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Beautiful people in wild abandon was compelling stuff. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The ship took such a battering it had to be abandoned. Christianity Today (2000)To do so means abandoning our way back. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The abandoned cars underscore a worrying trend. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Then he got a job with a recruitment company and the portrait idea was abandoned. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He offers payoff after payoff to gags that we thought were long abandoned. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Having things repaired seems to have become completely abandoned. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Her crew made it to shore after abandoning ship. The Sun (2006)The last thing wildlife needs is for us to abandon hope. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is not so much what we select, more what we leave abandoned. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If you do lapse, it does not mean you have to abandon your attempts at trying to change. HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)Four days ago he abandoned plans to impose 15.5 per cent tax on interest on savings accounts and life insurance. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The extent of real choice may vary from place to place, yet an attempt to abandon the notion would be extremely unpopular. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It has it all - texture, wild abandon and warmth. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: abandon /əˈbændən/ VERB
If you abandon a thing, place, or person, you leave them permanently or for a long time.
His parents had abandoned him.
- American English: abandon
- Arabic: يَهْجُرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: abandonar
- Chinese: 放弃
- Croatian: napustiti
- Czech: zanechat
- Danish: opgive
- Dutch: in de steek laten
- European Spanish: abandonar
- Finnish: hylätä
- French: abandonner
- German: verlassen
- Greek: εγκαταλείπω
- Italian: abbandonare
- Japanese: 見捨てる
- Korean: 포기하다
- Norwegian: forlate
- Polish: porzucić
- European Portuguese: abandonar
- Romanian: a abandona
- Russian: оставлять
- Spanish: abandonar
- Swedish: överge
- Thai: ละทิ้ง
- Turkish: terk etmek
- Ukrainian: залишати
- Vietnamese: từ bỏ
British English: abandon NOUN
with abandon If you say that someone does something with abandon, you mean that they behave in a wild, uncontrolled way and do not think or care about how they should behave.
He has spent money with gay abandon.
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